[luh-koh-nee-uh] /ləˈkoʊ ni ə/

an ancient country in the S part of Greece.
Capital: Sparta.
a city in central New Hampshire.
an ancient country of S Greece, in the SE Peloponnese, of which Sparta was the capital: corresponds to the present-day department of Lakonia


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  • Laconian

    [luh-koh-nee-uh n] /ləˈkoʊ ni ən/ adjective 1. of or relating to ancient Laconia or its people. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of ancient Laconia. /ləˈkəʊnɪən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Laconia, the ancient Greek country of which Sparta was the capital adjective 2. of or relating to Laconia or its inhabitants

  • Laconic

    [luh-kon-ik] /ləˈkɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply. /ləˈkɒnɪk/ adjective 1. (of a person’s speech) using few words; terse adj. “concise, abrupt,” 1580s, probably via Latin Laconicus, from Greek Lakonikos, from Lakon “person from Lakonia,” the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose […]

  • Laconica

    [luh-kon-i-kuh m] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kəm/ noun, plural laconica [luh-kon-i-kuh] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kə/ (Show IPA) 1. the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.

  • Laconical

    [luh-kon-i-kuh l] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kəl/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .

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