Spar"tan (?), a. [L. Spartanus.]
of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.
A native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a person of great courage and fortitude.
<-- marked by avoidance of luxury or comfort; spare, simple; marked by self-denial -->
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