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Lysander

[lahy-san-der]
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noun
  1. died 395 b.c., Spartan naval commander and statesman.
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  • But Lysander had no mind to interfere in the province of another officer.

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  • All these things Lysander delivered to the Lacedaemonians in the latter end of summer.

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  • Lysander was slain, and the rest fled to the mountains, the Thebans hotly pursuing.

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  • All free-born persons, however, were without exception released by Lysander.

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  • After that, Lysander sailed into the Piraeus, and the exiles were readmitted.

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British Dictionary definitions for lysander

Lysander

noun
  1. died 395 bc, Spartan naval commander of the Peloponnesian War
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Word Origin and History for lysander

Lysander

masc. proper name, from Greek Lysandros, literally "releasing men," from comb. form of lyein "to release" (see lose) + -andros "man" (see anthropo-).

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