< /kəˈtæb əˌsiz/.
- 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 plural -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 AnabasisCompare anabasis
- literary a retreat