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Type Settlement
Scripts Σπάρτα(Doric Greek) Σπάρτη(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Doric Greek Σπάρτα (Sparta) and Attic Greek Σπάρτη (Spartē), which is of uncertain origin but possibly derived from σπάρτον (sparton) meaning "rope, cable" - a reference to the cords laid as the city’s foundation boundaries, though this could be just a folk etymology.
This was the name of a prominent city-state in Ancient Greece, known for being a dominant military land-power.

Sparta was also known as Lacedaemon (Λακεδαίμων).
Added 8/28/2020 by anonymous
Edited 12/22/2022 by Mike C