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[las-i-di-moh-nee-uh n] /ˌlæs ɪ dɪˈmoʊ ni ən/
of or relating to ancient Sparta; Spartan.
a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta; a Spartan.
Origin of Lacedaemonian
First recorded in 1770-80; Lacedaemon + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And he proceeded, when a certain Lacedaemonian desired Lycurgus to establish a democracy in the city.

  • What was the Lacedaemonian phalanx in the best days of Lacedaemon?

  • I imagine that you, too, must have heard his poems; our Lacedaemonian friend has probably heard more than enough of them.

    Laws Plato
  • Nevertheless the Lacedaemonian was the ideal of a primitive Greek state.

    Laws Plato
  • But presently Pausanias appeared at the head of the Lacedaemonian army, and once more their dangers seemed to thicken round them.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • I am explaining that this Lacedaemonian brevity was the style of primitive philosophy.

    Protagoras Plato
  • The city of Chalkedon had revolted from Athens, and received a Lacedaemonian harmost and garrison.

  • Such is the tale of the destruction of the Lacedaemonian mora.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • With these and similar asseverations the Lacedaemonian commissioners left the council chamber.

  • I should like to put a question to the Lacedaemonian Timocrates seated yonder.

    Hellenica Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for Lacedaemonian


adjective, noun
another word for Spartan
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Lacedaemonian

1780, from Latin Lacedaemonius, from Greek Lakedaimonios, from Lakedaimon, an ancient Greek name for Sparta and the district around it.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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