Associations to the word «Sparta»

Wiktionary

SPARTA, proper noun. An ancient city-state in southern Greece, noted for its strict military training.

Dictionary definition

SPARTA, noun. An ancient Greek city famous for military prowess; the dominant city of the Peloponnesus prior to the 4th century BC.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats