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ἀνα-κλίνω , poet. ἀγκλ- , (v. κλίνω)
A.lean one thing upon another, [τόξον] ποτὶ γαίῃ ἀγκλίνας having laid it on the ground, Il.4.113; “Ἔρως ἀνακλίνας τοῦ τόξου τὸν πῆχυνPhilostr.Im.2.1; . ἑαυτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ ἐναντίον, of sailors struggling against the wind, Arist.Mech. 851b13; cause to recline at table, Plb.31.4.5, Ev.Luc.12.37:—mostly in Pass., lie, sink, or lean back, recline,ἀνακλινθεὶς πέσεν ὕπτιοςOd. 9.371; of persons asleep, 18.189; of rowers, 13.78; of the elephant, Arist.HA498a11; to be strung, of strings of lyre, Philostr.Im.1.10.
2. Pass., of ground, lie sloping upwards, Gp.2.3.1.
II. push or put back, and so, open,θύρην ἀγκλίναςOd.22.156; so of the door of Olympus, “ἠμὲν ἀνακλῖναι πυκινὸν νέφος ἠδ᾽ ἐπιθεῖναιIl.5.751, cf. Call.Ap.6; τὴν θύρην τὴν καταπηκτὴν ., i. e. the trap-door, Hdt. 5.16.
III. throw the head back, and so, lift up,τὴν τῆς ψυχῆς αὐγήνPl.R.540a.
IV. overthrow, of earthquake, compared to batteringram, Paus.7.24.10.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.16
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.751
    • Homer, Odyssey, 18.189
    • Homer, Odyssey, 22.156
    • Homer, Odyssey, 9.371
    • Homer, Odyssey, 13.78
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.24.10
    • Plato, Republic, 540a
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.113
    • New Testament, Luke, 12.37
    • Philostratus the Lemnian (Philostratus Major), Imagines, 1.10
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