Origin and Etymology of abatis
borrowed from French, literally, “act of felling, things felled,” going back to Old French abateiz, from abatre “to strike down, fell” + -eiz, -eis, resultative suffix, going back to Vulgar Latin *-ātīcium, neuter of *-ātīcius, from Latin -ātus 3-ate + -īcius, adjective suffix — more at abate
First Known Use: 1757
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