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Ancient GreekEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain origin, but possibly from σπάρτον(spárton, 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.

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Σπάρτη ‎(Spártēf ‎(genitive Σπάρτης); first declension

  1. Sparta; Sparti, Laconia, Greece

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ReferencesEdit

  • Σπάρτη in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,025
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill
  1. ^ Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006.

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Proper nounEdit

Σπάρτη ‎(Spártif

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