from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An advance; an expedition.
- noun A large-scale military advance, especially the Greek mercenary expedition across Asia Minor in 401 BC led by Cyrus the Younger of Persia, as described by Xenophon. It was unsuccessful, and the Greeks, led by Xenophon, retreated to the Black Sea.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A going up, especially a military advance: opposed to catabasis.
- noun Hence Any military expedition: as,“the anabasis of Napoleon,” “General Sherman's great anabasis,”
- noun The course of a disease from the commencement to the climax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A journey or expedition up from the coast, like that of the younger Cyrus into Central Asia, described by Xenophon in his work called “The Anabasis.”
- noun (Med.), obsolete The first period, or increase, of a disease; augmentation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A military march up-country, especially that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia.
- noun obsolete The first period, or
increase, of a disease; augmentation.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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K on Aug 2, 2008 when are they gonna make a new warriors movie?! (it was loosely based on anabasis)
You might want to put the anabasis on your list of things Monk might like to read in a few years.
On this expedition or _anabasis_ up the country, Xenophon was only a volunteer, with no command, and under no man's orders, but accompanying the army on horseback, and enjoying the trip as a bright young man, well appointed by the prince, and full of intelligent curiosity, was sure to enjoy it.
The story of this anabasis has been told in hundreds and thousands of fragments -- the anabasis that has had no katabasis -- the literal going up of
French anabasis to Moscow he entered our service, made himself a prodigious favorite with the whole imperial family, and even now is only in his twenty-second year.
Of his narrative pieces the most remarkable is his _Revolt of the Tartars_, describing the flight of a Kalmuck tribe of six hundred thousand souls from Russia to the Chinese frontier: a great hegira or anabasis, which extended for four thousand miles over desert steppes infested with foes, occupied six months 'time, and left nearly half of the tribe dead upon the way.
They mix in everywhere, riding on clouds, clinging to robes, perching on the shoulders of Apostles -- everywhere thick in the flight and helping on that glorious anabasis.
After a few days 'anabasis, he crossed the Tombigbee in a province called Chicasa, in a few days encamping at a town of the same name.
_ Very well; a noun substantive, now what is the verb that _anabasis_ is derived from?
 Singular it is, and not generally known, that Grecian women accompanied the _anabasis_ of the younger Cyrus and the subsequent retreat of the Ten Thousand.