Overlain



[oh-ver-leyn] /ˌoʊ vərˈleɪn/

verb
1.
past participle of .
[oh-ver-lahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ/
verb (used with object), overlay, overlain, overlying.
1.
to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
2.
to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
/ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ/
verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lay, -lain
1.
to lie or rest upon Compare overlay
2.
to kill (a baby or newborn animal) by lying upon it
v.

late 12c., from over- + lie (v.2), or from an unrecorded Old English *oferlicgan. “In use from 12th to 16th c.; in 17-18th displaced by overlay; reintroduced in 19th c., chiefly in geological use.” [OED]. Related: Overlay; overlain.

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