Σπάρτη

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin, but possibly from σπάρτον (sparton, rope, cable), from Proto-Indo-European *sper-to, from *sper- (to twist, turn)[1], a reference to the cords laid as the city's foundation boundaries, though this could be folk etymology.

Alternative formsEdit

  • Σπάρτα (Sparta) (Doric)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Σπάρτη (Spartē) (genitive Σπάρτης) f, first declension

  1. Sparta; Sparti, Laconia, Greece

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.

GreekEdit

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Proper nounEdit

Σπάρτη (Spártif

  1. Sparta town of modern Greece and ancient city-state.
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