Definition of Lacedaemonian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌlasədəˈmōnēən/


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


Of Lacedaemon or its inhabitants; Spartan.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: Lac·e·dae·mo·ni·an

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