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biocon commented on the word clivose
clivose = full of hills, hilly, steep (Oxford English Dictionary).
July 24, 2011
yarb commented on the word clivose
Interesting. Wonder if it's related to cliff.
July 25, 2011
Yarb, clivose is derived from Latin clῑvōsus, which means hilly, steep, precipitous.
Cliff is derived from Old English and Middle English words.
Thanks biocon! Fun coinkidink then. Reason I ask is 'cause near where I grew up there was a small precipitous hill called "The Cliffe" or "The Clive". I always wondered where the name came from, and this word seemed to blend the two spellings.
ruzuzu commented on the word clivose
Ooh! A cliff?
*runs over to l'appel du vide*
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