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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Lacedaemonia (Laconia) in Greece.
  • n. An inhabitant of Lacedaemonia (Laconia) in Greece.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Lacedæmon or Sparta, the chief city of Laconia in the Peloponnesus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the city of Lacedæmon or Sparta in Greece, or to the country of Lacedæmon or Laconia; Spartan; Laconian.
  • n. A native of Lacedæmon; a Spartan or Laconian.


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  • Lacedaemonian, which is in fact a generalship, hereditary and perpetual.


  • Among the points in which the Carthaginian constitution resembles the Lacedaemonian are the following: The common tables of the clubs answer to the Spartan phiditia, and their magistracy of the 104 to the Ephors; but, whereas the Ephors are any chance persons, the magistrates of the Carthaginians are elected according to merit — this is an improvement.


  • Teian, there was a Lacedaemonian, a Cean, and countless others; there was even a woman, a Lesbian, who wrote with such grace and such passion that the sweetness of her song makes us forgive the impropriety of her words; among our own poets there were Aedituus, Porcius, and Catulus, with countless others.

    The Defense

  • They shed their blood lyrically for the counting-house; and they defended the shop, that immense diminutive of the fatherland, with Lacedaemonian enthusiasm.

    Les Miserables

  • Argos with their whole forces, including the Helots, under the command of Agis the son of Archidamus, the Lacedaemonian king.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The agreement is to last until the Lacedaemonian ambassadors return from Athens, and the Athenians are to convey them thither and bring them back in a trireme.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Lacedaemonian left wing would be surrounded, and, thinking that the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • In this battle the line of the Mantineans, who were on the Argive right wing, extended far beyond the Sciritae: and still further, in proportion as the army to which they belonged was the larger, did the Lacedaemonians and Tegeans on the Lacedaemonian right wing extend beyond the Athenian left.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • During the same winter, Hippocrates the Lacedaemonian sailed from the Peloponnese with one Laconian, one Syracusan, and ten

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The Athenians, under the command of Tolmides, the son of Tolmaeus, sailed round Peloponnesus and burnt the Lacedaemonian dockyard. 68 They also took the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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