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katabasis

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enPR: kətă'bəsis, IPA(key): kəˈtæbəsɪs

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κατάβασις (katábasis), from verb καταβαίνω (katabaínō), from κατά (katá, downwards) + βαίνω (baínō, go).

NounEdit

katabasis (plural katabases)

  1. A journey downwards: a journey downhill, a decrease of winds, a military retreat, a trip to the underworld; a trip from the interior of a country to the coast.

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