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abajo (Adverb) "down," "below"

First attested c. 1300 but was rarely used until the 15th cent. Formed from Latin a(d)- "at," "toward" and bassus "down" (see a- and bajo respectively).

Also the origin of the surname Abajo, given to Moorish families that lived in the lowlands of Spain.

Romance: Asturian (Teberga) abaxu, Portuguese abaixo, Galician abaixo, Catalan abaixo, French à bas