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").

    • ‘Seleucus then undertook an anabasis to regain Parthia, the results of which came to nothing.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

anabasis

/aˈnabəsɪs/