recumbentibus

noun

rec·​um·​ben·​ti·​bus
ˌrekəmˈbentə̇bəs
plural -es
: a knockdown blow
the advantage of inflicting upon an assailant a recumbentibusJ. R. Newman

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Latin recumbent-, recumbens + -ibus, dative or ablative plural ending

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“Recumbentibus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recumbentibus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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