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From Ancient Greek ἀνάβασις (a going up, an ascent), from ἀναβαίνειν (to go up), from βάσις (walk, going).

Singular
anabasis

Plural
anabases

anabasis (plural anabases)

  1. A military march up-country, especially that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia.
    • 1989, Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron:
      ‘I have a feeling that if we follow a scent of spring on the air with sufficient eagerness we’ll come to a south without snow more quickly than we think. Thalassa, thalassa. This is what the Greeks called an anabasis.’ They looked at him as if he were barmy.

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