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ruzuzu commented on the word clivose
Ooh! A cliff?
*runs over to l'appel du vide*
July 25, 2011
yarb commented on the word clivose
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.
biocon commented on the word clivose
Yarb, clivose is derived from Latin clῑvōsus, which means hilly, steep, precipitous.
Cliff is derived from Old English and Middle English words.
Interesting. Wonder if it's related to cliff.
clivose = full of hills, hilly, steep (Oxford English Dictionary).
July 24, 2011
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