[ an-uh-bas ]
/ ˈæn əˌbæs /
any small fish of the genus Anabas, of ponds and swamps in Africa and southeastern Asia.
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Origin of anabas
1835–45; < New Latin < Greek, aorist participle of anabaínein to go up. See anabaena
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Definition for anabases (2 of 2)
[ uh-nab-uh-sis ]
/ əˈnæb ə sɪs /
noun, plural a·nab·a·ses [uh-nab-uh-seez] /əˈnæb əˌsiz/.
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.).
Literary. any military expedition or advance.
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British Dictionary definitions for anabases (1 of 2)
/ (ˈænəˌbæs) /
any of several labyrinth fishes of the genus Anabas, esp the climbing fish
Word Origin for anabas
C19: from New Latin, from Greek anabainein to go up; see anabaena
British Dictionary definitions for anabases (2 of 2)
/ (əˈnæbəsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the march of Cyrus the Younger and his Greek mercenaries from Sardis to Cunaxa in Babylonia in 401 bc, described by Xenophon in his AnabasisCompare katabasis
any military expedition, esp one from the coast to the interior
Word Origin for anabasis
C18: from Greek: a going up, ascent, from anabainein to go up; see anabaena
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