noun (plural anabases /-siːz/)• rare
- A military advance into the interior of a country (with reference to that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia in 401 bc, as narrated by Xenophon in his work Anabasis).More example sentences
- The great resources of military manpower remaining are reflected in accounts of the famous procession mounted by him at Daphne, prior to his anabasis to the ‘Upper Satrapies’, a major military campaign, in which he met his death.
- Seleucus then undertook an anabasis to regain Parthia, the results of which came to nothing.
from Greek, 'ascent', from anabainein 'walk up', from ana- 'up' + bainein 'go'.
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