anabasis


anab·a·sis

noun \ə-ˈna-bə-səs\
plural anab·a·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ANABASIS

1
:  a going or marching up :  advance; especially :  a military advance
2
[from the retreat of Greek mercenaries in Asia Minor described in the Anabasis of Xenophon] :  a difficult and dangerous military retreat

Origin of ANABASIS

Greek, inland march, from anabainein to go up or inland, from ana- + bainein to go — more at come
First Known Use: circa 1706

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