clino m (plural clini)
- (especially in combination) cline
From Proto-Italic *kl(e)inō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley-. Although clearly a nasal present, a nasal present of Proto-Indo-European date would be *ḱl̥-n-i-, which would not give the attested Latin form. According to De Vaan, the nasal present was re-formed as *ḱli-n- in pre-Italic, a change shared also by other Indo-European languages. The long vowel could be by analogy with the perfect, and may be of Italic date.
- Italian: chinare