[<< wiktionary] anabasis
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Ancient Greek ἀνάβασις (anábasis, “a going up, an ascent”), from ἀναβαίνω (anabaínō), from ᾰ̓νᾰ- (ana-, “up”) + βαίνω (baínō, “to go”).


=== Pronunciation ===
(UK) IPA(key): /əˈnæbəsɪs/


=== Noun ===
anabasis (plural anabases)

(historical) a military march up-country, especially that of Cyrus the Younger into Asia.
1838, Thomas de Quincey, The Avenger:
During the 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.
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.
1989, Frederic Stewart Colwell, Rivermen, p. 47:
The Wordsworthian journey to the source  […]  is more of an amble than an anabasis or strenuous heroic quest.
(obsolete) The first period, or increase, of a disease; augmentation.


==== Antonyms ====
catabasis, katabasis


==== Translations ====


==== Further reading ====
anabasis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
anabasis in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


== Latin ==


=== Etymology ===
From Ancient Greek ἀνάβασις (anábasis).


=== Pronunciation ===
(Classical) IPA(key): /aˈna.ba.sis/, [äˈnäbäs̠ɪs̠]
(Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /aˈna.ba.sis/, [äˈnäːbäs̬is]


=== Noun ===
anabasis f (genitive anabasis); third declension

a plant: horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

(Can we find and add a quotation of Pliny the Elder to this entry?)


==== Declension ====
Third-declension noun (i-stem).


=== References ===
ănăbăsĭs in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
ănăbăsis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 121/2
anabasis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
“anabasis” on page 125/3 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)