Spartiate

[ spahr-tee-eyt, -shee- ]
/ ˈspɑr tiˌeɪt, -ʃi- /

noun

a member of the ruling class of ancient Laconia; a Spartan citizen.Compare Helot(def 1), Perioeci.

Origin of Spartiate

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Spartiātēs < Doric Greek Spartiā́tēs, equivalent to Spartiā́(s) of Sparta + -tēs personal noun suffix
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