Origin of clineprobably back-formation ; from incline
Origin of clineFrom Greek kl&imacron;nein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of -clineBack-formation from –clinal.
From Ancient Greek κλίνειν (klínein, “to lean, incline”) (from which also climate), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (English lean).
- A surname.