Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Laconia or its inhabitants; Lacedæmonian or Spartan.
- n. An inhabitant of Laconia, a division of the Peloponnesus in Greece, anciently constituting the country of the Spartans or Lacedæmonians, now a nomarchy of the kingdom of Greece; a Lacedæmonian or Spartan. The Laconians were exceptionally distinguished for the peculiarities of character and manner which have made laconic and laeonism terms of common speech in both ancient and modern times. In part of Laconia a distinct dialect of Greek, called the Tzakonian, is still spoken.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan.
- n. a resident of Laconia
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