Acclivitous



an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to ).
Historical Examples

Herds of agile creatures like antelopes were seen in the moon, “abounding in the acclivitous glades of the woods.”
The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879 Various

Then herds of agile creatures like antelopes are described, ‘abounding on the acclivitous glades of the woods.’
Myths and Marvels of Astronomy Richard A. Proctor

noun (pl) -ties
an upward slope, esp of the ground Compare declivity
n.

1610s, from Latin acclivitatem (nominative acclivitas) “an ascending direction, an upward steepness,” from acclivis “mounting upwards, ascending,” from ad- “up” (see ad-) + clivus “hill, a slope,” from PIE *klei-wo-, suffixed form of *klei- “to lean” (see lean (v.)).

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