spartan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By analogy with the ancient Spartans, who famously possessed these qualities.

Adjective[edit]

spartan (comparative more spartan, superlative most spartan)

  1. Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.
    I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.
  2. Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.
    The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.
  3. Lacking in decoration and luxury.
    After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.

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Noun[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin spartanus, equivalent to Sparta +‎ -an

  1. Spartan, inhabitant of the anciant Greek town of Sparta

Declension[edit]

Declension of spartan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative spartan spartanen spartaner spartanerna
Genitive spartans spartanens spartaners spartanernas