< /kəˈtæb əˌsiz/.

  1. 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.
  2. a retreat, especially a military retreat.

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

  1. 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
  2. literary a retreat

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