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Supine

 

a nominal (nonpredicative) verb form in Latin; the term also refers to functionally or etymologically similar forms in Rumanian, Moldavian, and a number of Slavic languages, including Old Church Slavonic, Old Czech, Slovene, and Lower Wendish. In Latin, the supine in the accusative functions as an adverb, for example, miserunt consultum (“they sent to ask”). In the ablative, it functions as an object attached to an adjective, for example, iucundus cognitu (“pleasing to know”). In the Slavic languages, the supine functions as an adverbial modifier of purpose, for example, in Old Church Slavonic cheso vidĕt” izidete (“what have you come out to see?”).

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One characteristic of the IPA analysis is that it accounts for only reaching forward in a linear translation and not for a rotation effect of the forearm as it supinates. All participants showed some forearm supination during the middle and terminal parts of the reach.
The left forearm supinates as the right forearm pronates and weight shifts almost completely to the left foot.
The patient then maximally supinates the arm and the maneuver is repeated.