Origin of Spartan
Examples from the Web for spartan
Bullough was a third-team all-American and a cornerstone of the Spartan defense.
Having raised up a Spartan fleet to destroy Athens, they then opened their coffers to Athens and helped it rebuild.
Spartan admirals quickly trained themselves for a new kind of war, and one of them, Lysander, mastered it very quickly.
Their sense of security was badly shocked when Spartan ships, fueled by Persian cash, first attacked their military convoys.
There are sad, Spartan stores, endless rundown espresso cafes, and just a handful of attractive restaurants.
One of the statues raised to him by the Spartan exiles was at Olympia, the base of which has been discovered.
The Queen kept Spartan silence, but daily you saw the fine woman age.Chivalry|James Branch Cabell
One hides it, as the Spartan covered the bleeding wound in his breast.The Master's Violin|Myrtle Reed
The Spartan is every inch a soldier, a man of few words himself, better at deeds than words.Laws|Plato
Spartan legislation concerning woman was controlled by one idea--to develop in the maiden the mother-to-be.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for spartan
Word Origin and History for spartan
early 15c., "of or pertaining to the ancient Greek city of Sparta," from Sparta capital of Laconia, famed for severity of its social order, the frugality of its people, the valor of its army, and the brevity of its speech. Meaning "characterized by frugality or courage" is from 1640s.