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κλίνω make to bend, slope, or slant, Lat. inclinare, κλίνειν τάλαντα to incline or turn the scale, Il.; Τρῶας ἔκλιναν made them give way, id=Il.; ἔκλινε μάχην turned the tide of war, id=Il. make one thing lean against another, i. e. σάκε᾽ ὤμοισι κλίναντες, i. e. raising their shields so that the upper rim rested on their shoulders, id=Il. turn aside, ὄσσε πάλιν κλίνασα having turned back her eyes, id=Il. make to recline, ἐν κλίνηι κλ. τινά to make him lie down at table, Hdt.:—metaph., ἡμέρα κλίνει ἅπαντα puts to rest, lays low all things, Soph.
II.Pass. to be bent, bend, ἐκλίνθη he bent aside, swerved, Il.; of a pan, ἂψ ἑτέρωσ᾽ ἐκλίθη it was tipped over to the other side, Od. lean or stay oneself upon or against a thing, c. dat., Hom.; so in Mid., κλινάμενος Od.:—also, κεκλιμένος ἐπάλξεσιν seeking safety in them, Il. lie down, lie, Hom., etc.; to lie on a couch at meals, Hdt., etc.
4.of Places (in perf.), to lie sloping towards the sea, ἁλὶ κεκλιμένη Od.; νῆσοι, αἵθ᾽ ἁλὶ κεκλίαται (epic for κέκλινται), id=Od. wander from the right course, Theogn.
III.Mid. to decline, of the day, Hdt.; so, intr. in Act., ἡμέρα ἤρξατο κλίνειν NTest.:—metaph., κλ. ἐπὶ τὸ χεῖρον to fall off, degenerate, Xen.

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