Meaning of discumbency in English:

discumbency

Pronunciation /dɪˈskʌmb(ə)nsi/

noun

rare
  • Recumbent position or posture.

    Chiefly used in discussions of the dining practices of the ancient Jews, especially with reference to how the apostles were seated at the Last Supper.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From discumbent see -ency.