incline etymology

English word incline comes from Latin clino ((rare, doubtful) I bend, incline.), Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Detailed word origin of incline

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
clino Latin (lat) (rare, doubtful) I bend, incline.
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
*clino Latin (lat)
encliner Old French (fro) (reflexive, s'encliner) to tend towards. (transitive) to lean. To lower.
incline English (eng) A slope. (intransitive) To slope.. (transitive) To bend or move (something) out of a given plane or direction, often the horizontal or vertical.. To tend to do or believe something, or move or be moved in a certain direction, away from a point of view, attitude, etc.

Words with the same origin as incline

Descendants of clino
decline inclined