πτῶσις [2 verses](noun sg fem nom ) "The fall" is ptosis, which means "falling", "fall", "calamity (metaphor)", "death(metaphor)", "modification (grammar: of a word)," and "arrangement of terms (in a syllogism)." Not to be confused with ptoma (πτῶμα) which means the result of a fall. - The word translated as "the fall" is a metaphor for calamity and death. It is a noun form of the verb used above meaning "to fall". this is the only time this word is used by Jesus. In English, we use "crash" to describe the activity of falling as separate from the results of a fall.