metabasis

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin metabasis, from Ancient Greek μετάβασις(metábasis, a change, a transition), from μεταβαίνω(metabaínō, I cross), from μετά(metá) and βαίνω(baínō, I move), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷem-.

Noun[edit]

metabasis ‎(plural metabases)

  1. (rhetoric) A change from one subject to another.
  2. (pathology) Any change in the course of a disease; metabola.

Translations[edit]