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anabas

[an-uh-bas] /ˈæn əˌbæs/
noun
1.
any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
Compare climbing perch.
Origin of anabas
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena

anabasis

[uh-nab-uh-sis] /əˈnæb ə sɪs/
noun, plural anabases
[uh-nab-uh-seez] /əˈnæb əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a march from the coast into the interior, as that of Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, described by Xenophon in his historical work Anabasis (379–371 b.c.).
2.
Literary. any military expedition or advance.
Compare katabasis.
Origin
1700-10; < Greek: a stepping up. See ana-, basis
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anabas

/ˈænəˌbæs/
noun
1.
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anabainein to go up; see anabaena

anabasis

/əˈnæbəsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1.
the march of Cyrus the Younger and his Greek mercenaries from Sardis to Cunaxa in Babylonia in 401 bc, described by Xenophon in his Anabasis Compare katabasis
2.
any military expedition, esp one from the coast to the interior
Word Origin
C18: from Greek: a going up, ascent, from anabainein to go up; see anabaena
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Word Origin and History for anabases

anabasis

n.

1706, from Greek, "military expedition," literally "a going up (from the coast)," especially in reference to the advance of Cyrus the Younger from near the Aegean coast into Asia, and the subsequent story of the retreat of the 10,000 narrated by Xenophon (401 B.C.E.), from anabainein "to go up, mount;" from ana "up" (see ana-) + bainein "to go" (see come).

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