[kuh-tab-uh-sis] /kəˈtæb ə sɪs/

noun, plural katabases
[kuh-tab-uh-seez] /kəˈtæb əˌsiz/ (Show IPA)
a march from the interior of a country to the coast, as that of the 10,000 Greeks after their defeat and the death of Cyrus the Younger at Cunaxa.
a retreat, especially a military retreat.
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
the retreat of the Greek mercenaries of Cyrus the Younger, after his death at Cunaxa, from the Euphrates to the Black Sea in 401–400 bc under the leadership of Xenophon: recounted in his Anabasis Compare anabasis
(literary) a retreat


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