downlying

noun

plural -s
1
now dialectal, England : the time or act of going to bed : time of repose
2
or less commonly downligging
ˈ⸗ˌligə̇n,
-giŋ
[downligging from down entry 2 + ligging, from gerund of lig] chiefly Scottish : lying-in

Word History

Etymology

down entry 2 + lying, from gerund of lie

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“Downlying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downlying. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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