Spartan


Spartan
Spartanism, n.Spartanly, Spartanically, adv.
/spahr"tn/, adj.
1. Also, Spartanic /spahr tan"ik/.
2. of or pertaining to Sparta or its people.
3. suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere.
4. brave; undaunted.
n.
5. a native or inhabitant of Sparta.
6. a person of Spartan characteristics.
[1375-1425; late ME < L Spartanus, equiv. to Spart(a) SPARTA ( < Doric Gk Spárta) + -anus -AN]
Syn. 2. See austere.

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