Todays Word: “Spartan”

Today Word: spartan

PRONUNCIATION:

(SPAR-tn)

MEANING:

adjective: Lacking in comforts; marked by self-discipline or self-restraint.

ETYMOLOGY:

After Sparta, an ancient town in southern Greece whose residents were known for strict discipline. First recorded use: 1425.

USAGE:

“Jens Jacob cooks and sleeps in the van, his mobile home, sometimes under the stars. It’s a spartan existence for the man on the move.”
Allan Jacob; On the Road to…; Khaleej Times (Dubai, UAE); Nov 5, 2010.

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