Word Of The Day 4-30-2017

Accubation

Noun

ak-ku-bā′shun


Definition

The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.


Examples

Since I am usually too lazy (or hung over) to get out of bed in the morning, I have perfected the art of accubation.


Origin

Latin accubatio, accubitio, from accubāre (“to recline”), from ad- + cubāre (“to lie down”).

 

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