Definition of Laconian

1. Noun. A resident of Laconia.

Group relationships: Laconia
Generic synonyms: Greek, Hellene



Definition of Laconian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan.

Definition of Laconian

1. Proper noun. A subdialect of the Doric dialect of Ancient Greek, most notably spoken by the Spartans. ¹

2. Noun. An inhabitant of Laconia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Laconian

1. Of or pertaining to Laconia, a division of ancient Greece; Spartan. An inhabitant of Laconia; especially, a Spartan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laconian

lackeys
lacking
lacking(p)
lackland
lacklands
lackluster
lacklusterly
lacklusterness
lacklusters
lacklustre
lacklustrely
lacklustreness
lacks
lacmus
lacmuses
laconian (current term)
laconic
laconical
laconically
laconicism
laconicisms
laconicum
laconism
laconisms
laconize
laconized
laconizes
laconizing
lacosamide
lacquer

Literary usage of Laconian

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1. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"Besides inscriptions we have for laconian the fragments of Alcman, the treaty in Thucydides, v. 77 and the laconian in Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 1076 ff., ..."

2. History of Greece by George Grote (1861)
"laconian AND MESSENIAN GENEALOGIES. THE earliest names in laconian genealogy are, an autochthonous Lelex and a Naiad nymph ..."

3. Introduction to the Study of the Greek Dialects: Grammar, Selected by Carl Darling Buck (1910)
"... in public inscriptions of Elis belongs to the end of the third century Bc DORIC laconian 242. West Greek characteristics. See 223-225. 243. ..."

4. History of Greece: I. Legendary Greece. II. Grecian History to the Reign of by George Grote (1852)
"Fostered by this pressure of circumstances, the Bc 392. discontented philo-laconian or peace party which Growth had always existed at Corinth, ..."

5. Observations Upon the Peloponnesus and Greek Islands, Made in 1829 by Rufus Anderson (1830)
"... and cultivated plain—Manner of treating the mulberry trees artd silkworm—Superstition of the evil eye—laconian rose --Plain of Sparta—Splendid scenery ..."

6. Two Papers on the Oscan Word Anasaket by Lionel Graham Horton Horton-Smith (1897)
"Aristophanes, etc., finding that the laconians of their own day pronounced the 6 in this " sigmatic" fashion, deliberately transliterated this laconian 6 by ..."

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