1780, from Latin Lacedaemonius, from Greek Lakedaimonios, from Lakedaimon, an ancient Greek title for Sparta while the area around it.
Of or related to Lacedaemon or Sparta, the principle city of Laconia within the Peloponnesus.
- A Spartan.
(a.) Of or with respect to Lacedaemon or Sparta, the chief town of Laconia within the Peloponnesus.
- (n.) A Spartan.
In 411 B.C., at the time of the oligarchical revolution at Athens, Thasos again revolted from Athens and received a Lacedaemonian governor; but in 407 the partisans of Lacedaelnon were expelled, and the Athenians under Thrasybulus were admitted.