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Lacedaemonian

[las-i-di-moh-nee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to ancient Sparta; Spartan.
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noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta; a Spartan.
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Origin of Lacedaemonian

First recorded in 1770–80; Lacedaemon + -ian
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Examples from the Web for lacedaemonian

Historical Examples

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

    Laws

    Plato

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

  • In Ethiopia engraved stones are employed, of which a Lacedaemonian could make no use.

    Eryxias

    An Imitator of Plato

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

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

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

    Hellenica

    Xenophon


British Dictionary definitions for lacedaemonian

Lacedaemonian

adjective, noun
  1. another word for Spartan
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Word Origin and History for lacedaemonian

Lacedaemonian

adj.

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

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