Katabasis definition

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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Noun

Singular:
katabasis
Plural:
katabases

Origin of katabasis

  • From Ancient Greek κατάβασις (katabasis), from verb καταβαίνω (katabainō), from κατά (kata, “downwards”) + βαίνω (bainō, “go”).

    From Wiktionary