Meaning of Lacedaemonian in English:


Pronunciation /ˌlasɪdɪˈməʊnɪən/


  • A native or inhabitant of Lacedaemon, an area of ancient Greece comprising the city of Sparta and its surroundings.

    ‘They had time to finish it because the Lacedaemonians at home were just then celebrating a festival.’
    • ‘The Melians were colonists of the Lacedaemonians who would not submit to Athens like the other islanders.’
    • ‘In this way accordingly he dissuaded the Lacedaemonians from showing themselves to be either too bold or cowardly.’
    • ‘The Lacedaemonians are exceedingly virtuous among themselves, and according to their national standard of morality.’
    • ‘At the same time the Lacedaemonians made a law the very reverse of this, namely, to wear their hair long, though they had always before cut it close.’


  • Of Lacedaemon or its inhabitants; Spartan.

    ‘They were also required to provide troops for the Lacedaemonian army and support Sparta in time of war.’
    • ‘The same criticism may be made about the Cretan, which has been already made about the Lacedaemonian elders.’
    • ‘The Thirty marched out to attack Thrasybulus, at the head of the Lacedaemonian garrison.’
    • ‘These events took place in the twentieth year of the war, and to them must be added a Lacedaemonian treaty with Persia.’
    • ‘Such then are the conditions of the Lacedaemonian, the Cretan and the Carthaginian polities which have all a just and high reputation.’