noun (plural supines)
- (grammar) A type of Verbal_noun, verbal noun
- Lying on its back
- Sloping or inclined
- Lethargic; blameworthy indifference
Etymology: From Middle English supin, from Latin supinum, supinus. Grammatical meaning is from the phrase supinum verbum
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Â§ 34.
- : Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the indolence of the mind
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