Definitions

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  • proper noun A subdialect of the Doric dialect of Ancient Greek, most notably spoken by the Spartans.
  • noun An inhabitant of Laconia.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Λάκων (Lakōn, "Laconian").

Examples

  • The “Argolising” or philo-Argeian party, as opposed to the philo-Laconian party.

    Hellenica

  • Sellasia,77 a town in78 Laconian territory, they waited till they got their answer from the ephors, who, having learnt their terms (which were identical to those already proposed to Agis), bade them instantly to be gone, and, if they really desired peace, to come with other proposals, the fruit of happier reflection.

    Hellenica

  • No one, I take it, will dispute the splendour, the perfection of the Laconian constitution.

    Hellenica

  • But suppose the Lacedaemonians in alliance with you: it is plain they will send you admirals and captains, and possibly marines, of Laconian breed; but who will the sailors be?

    Hellenica

  • III.ii. 27, of the philo-Laconian oligarchs in Elis.

    Hellenica

  • He was a descendant of Damaratus27 the Laconian, and with him also came

    Anabasis

  • Cheirisophus the Laconian, and Menon the Thessalian.

    Anabasis

  • Menon the Thessalian, Agias the Arcadian, Clearchus the Laconian, and Socrates the Achaean; while the captains remained at the doors.

    Anabasis

  • Under the circumstances the march, at any rate in the rear, became very like a rout, and here a brave man lost his life, Cleonymus the Laconian, shot with an arrow in the ribs right through shield and corselet, as also Basias, an

    Anabasis

  • Laconian army, those alone excepted whose sons or fathers or brothers had died at their post.

    Hellenica

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