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pro- +‎ clīvus +‎ -is



prōclīvis (neuter prōclīve); third declension

  1. (sloping) downward; downhill
  2. prone (to)
  3. steep (hence unsafe)
  4. easy


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative prōclīvis prōclīve prōclīvēs prōclīvia
Genitive prōclīvis prōclīvis prōclīvium prōclīvium
Dative prōclīvī prōclīvī prōclīvibus prōclīvibus
Accusative prōclīvem prōclīve prōclīvēs, prōclīvīs prōclīvia
Ablative prōclīvī prōclīvī prōclīvibus prōclīvibus
Vocative prōclīvis prōclīve prōclīvēs prōclīvia


  • proclivis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • proclivis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • proclivis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to have a natural propensity to vice: natura proclivem esse ad vitia
    • to have an inclination for a thing: propensum, proclivem esse ad aliquid (opp. alienum, aversum esse, abhorrere ab aliqua re)