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inclīnātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a leaning, bending, inclining to one side (class., esp. in the trop. signif.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic.: caeli, a transl. of the Gr. κλίμα, the inclination or slope of the earth from the equator to the pole, a parallel of latitude, clime, Vitr. 1, 1; Gell. 14, 1, 8; “for which, mundi,Vitr. 6, 1.—
II. Trop., an inclination, tendency.
B. In partic., inclination, bias, favor: “voluntatis,Cic. de Or. 2, 29, 129; cf. “voluntatum,id. Mur. 26, 53: “judicum ad aliquem,Quint. 6, 1, 20: “principum inclinatio in hos, offensio in illos,Tac. A. 4, 20: “utendum ea inclinatione Caesar ratus,id. ib. 1, 28: “senatus,id. ib. 2, 38: “animorum,Liv. 44, 31, 1: “in aliquem,Tac. H. 2, 92
C. Transf.
2. Rhet. t. t.: vocis, the play of the voice, its elevation and depression in impassioned speech, Cic. Brut. 43, 158; plur., Quint. 11, 3, 168. —
3. In the old gram. lang., the formation or derivation of a word, Varr. L. L. 9, § 1 Müll.
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