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Spartiate

[spahr-tee-eyt, -shee-] /ˈspɑr tiˌeɪt, -ʃi-/
noun
1.
a member of the ruling class of ancient Laconia; a Spartan citizen.
Compare Helot (def 1), Perioeci.
Origin
Doric Greek
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Spartiātēs < Doric Greek Spartiā́tēs, equivalent to Spartiā́(s) of Sparta + -tēs personal noun suffix
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