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ἀπο-κλίνω [ῑ], fut. -ῐνῶ:—
Pass., aor. -εκλίθην, poet. -εκλίνθην Theoc.3.37:—
turn off or aside, ὄνειρον Od.19.556; αὐγήν Sor.1.100; turn back, h.Ven.168: metaph., τὴν διάνοιαν Simp.in Ph.1164.39:—
Pass. (cf. 111.1), slope away, of countries, τὰ πρὸς τὴν Γελῴαν ἀποκεκλιμένα D.S.13.89; of the day, decline towards evening, ἀποκλινομένης τῆς μεσαμβρίης, τῆς ἡμέρης, Hdt.3.104, 114, 4.181.

II. Pass., to be upset, D.55.24, Plu.Galb. 27.

III. more freq. intr. in Act.,

1. of countries, slope, ὡς πρὸς τὰς ἄρκτους Plb.3.47.2.

2. turn aside or off the road, X.An. 2.216, Theoc.7.130: hence, τὸ πρὸς τὴν ἠῶ ἀποκλίνοντι as one turns to go eastward, Hdt.4.22.

3. slip off, στέφανον -κλίνοντα τῆς κεφαλῆς Philostr.Im.1.14.

4. with a bad sense, fall away, decline, S.OT1192 (lyr.); ἐπὶ τὸ ῥαθυμεῖν D.1.13; πρὸς θηριώδη φύσιν Pl.Plt. 309e: generally, tend, incline, πρὸς τὰς ἡδονάς Arist.EN1121b10, cf. Pl.R.547e; ἀ. ὡς πρὸς τὴν δημοκρατίαν, πρὸς τὴν ὀλιγαρχίαν, Arist. Pol.1293b35, 1307a15; ἀ. ἐίς τινα τέχνην Pl.Lg.847a; πρὸς τὸ κόσμιον ib.802e; to be favourably disposed, πρός τινα D.23.105.

5. Astrol., of planets, enter the ἀπόκλιμα (q.v.), opp. ἐπίκεντρος εἶναι, Plot.2.3.1, cf. 3, Ptol.Tetr.115.