Definitions

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  • n. The act or practice of lying on the ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or practice of lying on the ground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lying on the ground; penitential prostration.

Etymologies

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Latin humus the ground + cubare to lie down.

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  • Lying on the ground, especially as a sign of penitence or humiliation.

    December 11, 2007