Origin: Fr < Gr diabasis, a crossing over < dia- (see dia-) + bainein, to go, come
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Origin: , partly from Greek diabasis, a crossing over (from diabainein, to pass through or over; see diabetes)
Origin: and partly from diabase (dia-, two alteration of di-, from Greek di-; see di-1 + base, basis from Old French; see base1).
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