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Lacedaemon

[las-i-dee-muh n]
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noun
  1. Sparta.
  2. Classical Mythology. the son of Zeus and Taÿgete and the founder of the city of Sparta.
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Examples from the Web for lacedaemon

Historical Examples

  • And in Lacedaemon and Crete not only men but also women have a pride in their high cultivation.

    Protagoras

    Plato

  • This island was to serve as a base of operations against Lacedaemon.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • For ourselves, men of Lacedaemon and of the allied states, our task is completed.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • No heavier blow, he insisted, could well be inflicted on Lacedaemon.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • After these events, a messenger was despatched to Lacedaemon with news of the calamity.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon


British Dictionary definitions for lacedaemon

Lacedaemon

noun
  1. another name for Sparta, Laconia
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