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But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation.
Thomas Day

Meaning of "Sparta" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SPARTA

Sparta  [ˈspɑːtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPARTA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sparta is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SPARTA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sparta

Sparta

Sparta, or Lacedaemon, /ˌlæsəˈdiːmən/ was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, situated on the banks of the Eurotas River in Laconia, in south-eastern Peloponnese. It emerged as a political entity around the 10th century BC, when the invading Dorians subjugated the local, non-Dorian population. Around 650 BC, it rose to become the dominant military land-power in ancient Greece. Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the overall leader of the combined Greek forces during the Greco-Persian Wars. Between 431 and 404 BC, Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War, from which it emerged victorious, though at great cost. Sparta's defeat by Thebes in the Battle of Leuctra in 371 BC ended Sparta's prominent role in Greece. However, it maintained its political independence until the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BC. It then underwent a long period of decline, especially in the Middle Ages, when many Spartans moved to live in Mystras. Modern Sparta is the capital of the Greek regional unit of Laconia and a center for the processing of goods such as citrus and olives.

Definition of Sparta in the English dictionary

The definition of Sparta in the dictionary is an ancient Greek city in the S Peloponnese, famous for the discipline and military prowess of its citizens and for their austere way of life.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPARTA


bachata
bəˈtʃɑːtə
barter
ˈbɑːtə
carta
ˈkɑːtə
Carter
ˈkɑːtə
charter
ˈtʃɑːtə
departer
dɪˈpɑːtə
errata
ɪˈrɑːtə
garter
ˈɡɑːtə
IATA
aɪˈɑːtə
imparter
ɪmˈpɑːtə
Jakarta
dʒəˈkɑːtə
Kolkata
ˈkolkɑːtə
parter
ˈpɑːtə
rata
ˈrɑːtə
sonata
səˈnɑːtə
starter
ˈstɑːtə
strata
ˈstrɑːtə
Surakarta
ˌsʊərəˈkɑːtə
Tatar
ˈtɑːtə
Zapata
zəˈpɑːtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPARTA

Spartacist
Spartacus
Spartan
Spartanism
sparteine
sparterie
sparth
spartina
spasm
spasmatic
spasmatical
spasmic
spasmodic
spasmodical
spasmodically
spasmodist
spasmolytic
Spassky

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPARTA

aligarta
alligarta
charta
Djakarta
Djokjakarta
jarta
Jogjakarta
Jokjakarta
Magna Carta
Magna Charta
Neturei Karta
Santa Marta
Soerakarta
Warta
Yogyakarta

Synonyms and antonyms of Sparta in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Sparta» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPARTA

Find out the translation of Sparta to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Sparta from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Sparta» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

斯巴达
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Sparta
570 millions of speakers

English

Sparta
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्पार्टा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سبارتا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Спарта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Sparta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পার্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Sparte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sparta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sparta
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スパルタ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스파르타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sparta
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Sparta
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஸ்பார்டா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पार्टा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sparta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Sparta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Sparta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Спарта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Sparta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Σπάρτη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sparta
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Sparta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Sparta
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Sparta

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARTA»

The term «Sparta» is very widely used and occupies the 16.998 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPARTA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Sparta

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2 QUOTES WITH «SPARTA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Sparta.
1
Thomas Day
But let us not too hastily triumph in the shame of Sparta, lest we aggravate our own condemnation.
2
Ian Hamilton Finlay
Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPARTA»

Discover the use of Sparta in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Sparta and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sparta: A Novel
Billy Collins writes that Roxana Robinson is “a master at . . . the work of excavating the truths about ourselves”; The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley calls her “one of our best writers.” In Sparta, with the powerful insight ...
Roxana Robinson, 2013
2
Sparta
This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries.
Michael Whitby, 2002
3
Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and ...
For thirty years Benedict Kiernan has been deeply involved in the study of genocide and crimes against humanity.
Ben Kiernan, 2008
4
Sparta: New Perspectives
Here are fourteen original pieces of archaeological research from eminent scholars Han van Wees, Jean Ducat, H.W. Singor, Nicolas Richer, Ephraim David, Stephen Hodkinson, Nigel Kennell, Thomas Figueira, Massimo Nafissi, P-J Shaw, Paul ...
Stephen Hodkinson, Anton Powell, 2009
5
Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey
This volume examines the Amazons, whose existence has been verified via documents and eye-witness accounts from battles for the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Stanley Bernard Alpern, 1998
6
Leonidas of Sparta: A Peerless Peer
This is the second book in a trilogy of biographical novels about Leonidas and Gorgo. The first book, "A Boy of the Agoge," described Leonidas's childhood in Sparta's infamous public school.
Helena P. Schrader, 2011
7
The Gymnasium of Virtue: Education & Culture in Ancient Sparta
The Gymnasium of Virtue is the first book devoted exclusively to the study of education in ancient Sparta, covering the period from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. In placing the agoge in its proper historical and cultural ...
Nigel M. Kennell, 1995
8
Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, ...
This pivotal history of the kings of Sparta not only describes their critical leadership in war, but also documents the waxing and waning of their social, political, and religious powers in the Spartan state.
Alfred S. Bradford, 2011
9
Alcman and the Cosmos of Sparta
A provocative reinterpretation of the Partheneion and its broader context, Alcman and the Cosmos of Sparta excavates the poem’s invocations of widespread and long-lived cosmological ideas that cast the universe as perfectly harmonious and ...
Gloria Ferrari, 2008
10
Spartan
This is the saga of a Spartan family, torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons - born lame - to the elements.
Valerio Massimo Manfredi, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPARTA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Sparta is used in the context of the following news items.
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Off-duty State Trooper shot at teens in Sparta
The state Attorney General's Shooting Response Team is investigating a confrontation between an off-duty State Trooper who fired his gun at three teens he ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
2
China's '300': When Spartans met the Beijing police
Dozens of half-naked models, dressed as Spartan warriors -- familiar to Chinese moviegoers from the 2006 action-fantasy film "300" -- were subdued by Beijing ... «CNN, Jul 15»
3
Sparta man, 21, charged in hit-and-run boat accident that injured …
SPARTA — Police have confirmed the arrest of a 21-year-old township resident who was involved in a hit-and-run boating accident on Lake Mohawk shortly ... «New Jersey Herald, Jun 15»
4
Two Sparta men dead in separate incidents
According to Sparta Police Chief Sean Lukes, officers responded to 140 W. Broadway St. shortly after 2 a.m. after they received a call that someone had been ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jun 15»
5
Sparta man pleads not guilty to creating black ice to mask crash
SPARTA--A man who police say poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool police officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice has ... «Daily Record, Feb 15»
6
Sparta police: Drunk drivers 'iced' intersection
SPARTA – Two men were charged with driving while intoxicated after one of them crashed his BMW and then returned with the other to pour water on the road to ... «Daily Record, Feb 15»
7
In Pictures: Bhoys in Spain, Celtic 2 Sparta Prague 3
Sparta equalised on 24 minutes when Marek Matejovsky blasted home and took ... area and Borek Dockal slotted home to give Sparta a 3-1 lead at half-time. «Scottish Daily Record, Jan 15»
8
UPDATE: Fire now out at Sparta Police Department
SPARTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- A morning fire at a beauty supply store spread to the Sparta Police Department. The fire broke out around 4:30 Wednesday morning ... «WRDW-TV, Jan 15»
9
Total War: Rome 2 - Wrath of Sparta Expansion Release Date …
Set at the beginning of the Peloponnesian War - a historical conflict between the city-states of Sparta and Athens - the expansion takes players to ancient Greece ... «IGN, Dec 14»
10
Three teens from Nixa, one teen from Sparta killed in crash
The driver, Landon Potts, 17 and passengers, Logan Middleton, 19, and Cody Uber, 19 were from Nixa; and Lance Porterfield, 19 of Sparta died in the crash. «KY3, Nov 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sparta [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sparta>. Aug 2019 ».
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