See also: abas, Abas, abás, abās, and -abas

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French à bas (literally to the bottom).[1]

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

à bas

  1. Down with. [First attested in 1897.]
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      And ever as any black cockade may emerge, rises the many-voiced growl and bark: À bas, Down!

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], →ISBN), page 2

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From à (to) + bas (bottom). Compare with Spanish abajo, also used in sense “down with”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a bɑ/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

à bas

  1. down, downwards
  2. (figuratively) down with, away with
    À bas le tyran !
    Down with the tyrant!

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NormanEdit

AdverbEdit

à bas

  1. (Jersey) downstairs

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