Eva Bonnier (1857-1909)
Noun. Now rare or obsolete. Mid-17th century.
[Irregular from Latin decumbere.]
1 The act or time of taking to one's bed in an illness;
ASTROLOGY a horoscope made for the time at which this happens, affording prognostication of the outcome. M17
2 Lying down, specifically as an invalid in bed. L17
As someone that is regularly compelled to take to his bed, I have decided to refer to these sojourns as my decumbitures.
It just sounds so much more voluntary.
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