noun (plural anabases /-ˌsēz/)rare
1A march from a coast into the interior, as that of the younger Cyrus into Asia in 401 bc, as narrated by Xenophon in his work Anabasis.
- 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.
1.1A military advance.
Early 18th century: Greek, literally 'ascent'.
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