clivus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin clīvus ‎(slope, hill).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklaɪvəs/
  • Hyphenation: cli‧vus

Noun[edit]

clivus ‎(plural clivi)

  1. (anatomy) Part of the cranium at the skull base, a shallow depression behind the dorsum sellae that slopes obliquely backward.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

clīvus m ‎(genitive clīvī); second declension

  1. A slope, hill, rise

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

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

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References[edit]

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