Definitions for laconialəˈkoʊ ni ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

La•co•ni•aləˈkoʊ ni ə(n.)

  1. (n.)an ancient country in the SE Peloponnesus, in S Greece.

    Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Sparta.

La•co′ni•an(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Laconia(noun)

    an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta

Wiktionary

  1. Laconia(ProperNoun)

    A region (formerly Lacedemonia or Lacaedaemonia) in the southern Peloponnese which has had Sparta as its capital for over 3,000 years.

Freebase

  1. Laconia

    Laconia, also known as Lacedaemonia, is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Peloponnese. It is situated in the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. Its administrative capital is Sparti. The word "laconic" is derived from the name of the region by analogy - to speak in a concise way, as the Spartans were reputed by the Athenians to do.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Laconia

    ancient name for Sparta, the inhabitants of which were noted for the brevity of their speech.

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