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n. pl. a·nab·a·ses (-sēz′)
1. An advance; an expedition.
2. A large-scale military advance, especially the Greek mercenary expedition across Asia Minor in 401 bc led by Cyrus the Younger of Persia, as described by Xenophon. It was unsuccessful, and the Greeks, led by Xenophon, retreated to the Black Sea.
[Greek, from anabainein, to go up; see anabaena.]
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Historical Terms) the march of Cyrus the Younger and his Greek mercenaries from Sardis to Cunaxa in Babylonia in 401 bc, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis. Compare katabasis
2. any military expedition, esp one from the coast to the interior
[C18: from Greek: a going up, ascent, from anabainein to go up; see anabaena]
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a•nab•a•sis(əˈnæb ə sɪs)
n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a military expedition or advance, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis.
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anabasis, catabasis - An anabasis is a military expedition and a catabasis is the retreat of an army.
See also related terms for retreat.
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