Definition of anabasis in English:

anabasis

noun

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).

    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Greek, ascent, from anabainein walk up, from ana- up + bainein go.

Pronunciation

anabasis

/aˈnabəsɪs/