Origin of resupineClassical Latin resupinus, back-formation ; from resupinare: see resupinate
Origin of resupineLatin resup&imacron;nus : re-, re- + sup&imacron;nus, supine; see supine.
- Lying on the back; supine.
- He spake, and, downward swayed, fell resupine, / With his huge neck aslant. "” Cowper.
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Latin resupinus; prefix re- re- + supinus bent backward, supine.