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  1. enclyneadjective

    embracing

    The term "kindly enclyning" roughly translates to "gently embracing". The theory of this was well known and can be seen as a forerunner of gravity, according to which objects seek their natural place in the universe under the influence of sympathies: fire tries to rise, earth tries to fall. Like the natural law we know today, it was a metaphor; there is no evidence that matter has been ascribed will or desire, any more than we regard matter as literally law-abiding. Moreover, the metaphor of the medieval thinkers was less anthropomorphic, since an animal can have a tendency, but only man can obey the laws


    Submitted by karlsuri on September 15, 2022  


  2. enclyneadjective

    hugging around (round-hugging) something/somebody partially or completely;

    The question at once arises whether medieval thinkers really believed that what we now call inanimate objects were sentient and purposive . . . If we could ask the medieval scientist ‘Why, then, do you talk as if they did,’ he might retort with the counter-question, ‘But do you intend your language about laws and obedience any more literally than I intend mine about kindly enclyning? Do you really believe that a falling stone is aware of a directive issued to it by some legislator and feels either a moral or a prudential obligation to conform? We should then have to admit that both ways of expressing facts are metaphorical. The odd thing is that ours is the more anthropomorphic of the two.[3] https://anunexpectedjournal.com/dragons-snakes-and-demons-a-medieval-and-biblical-bestiary-for-modern-minds

    Etymology: Middle English - enclinen from L. inclinare To cause (something) to be in an oblique, slanting or prone position; to slope, tilt.


    Submitted by karlsuri on September 15, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enclyne in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enclyne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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