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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Spar·tan /ˈspɑrtṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·tan a.  Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Sparta; figuratively, a person of great courage and fortitude.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
      2: resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity;
         "spartan courage"
      3: unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a
         parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a
         hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict
         disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing" [syn: severe, strict]
      4: practicing great self-denial; "Be systematically
         ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you
         would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's
         austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
         [syn: ascetic, ascetical, austere]
      n : a resident of Sparta