clivus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱleywós, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (to lean) (Latin clīnō, English lean) + *-wós (Latin -vus).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clīvus m (genitive clīvī); second declension

  1. A slope, hill, rise

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clīvus clīvī
genitive clīvī clīvōrum
dative clīvō clīvīs
accusative clīvum clīvōs
ablative clīvō clīvīs
vocative clīve clīvī

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ declivity” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).