Definition of Laconicus
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LNS
Lacōnicus, Lacōnicī
Laconica
noun (., unknown declension)
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    Lacō^ or Lacon, ōnis, m., = Λάκων, a Laconian, Lacedaemonian, Spartan: flumen et regnata petam Laconi rura Phalanto, Hor. C. 2, 6, 11: Laconis illud dictum, Cic. Tusc. 5, 14, 40; cf.: Laconis illa vox, id. ib. 1, 46, 111: a quo cum Laco pecuniam numeratum accepisset, i. e. Agesilaus, Nep. Tim. 1, 12.

    —Also of the Spartan dogs, which (like the Newfoundland dogs with us) were famed for their strength and vigilance: Molossus, aut fulvus Lacon, Amica vis pastoribus, Hor. Epod. 6, 5; Ov. M. 3, 219; Sil. 3, 2, 95.

    —Plur.: Lacōnes, um, m., the Laconians, Lacedaemonians, Spartans: consiliis nostris laus est attonsa Laconum, Poet. ap. Cic. Tusc. 5, 17, 49; Prop. 3, 14 (4, 13), 33.

    —Also of Castor and Pollux, the sons of the Spartan, Leda: Ledaei Lacones, Mart. 1, 37, 2; 9, 4, 11: sidus Laconum, id. Spect. 26: quod ei notus amor provexit in castra Laconas, Claud. Idyll. 7, 37.

    —Comically, of parasites, for their endurance of humiliations: nil morantur jam Lacones imi supselli viros, plagipatidas, Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 11.

    — Hence, Lacōnia, ae, f., a country of the Peloponnesus, of which Sparta, or Lacedaemon, was the capital city, Plin. 6, 34, 39, § 214 (al. Laconicam); 17, 18, 30, § 133; called also Lacōnica, ae, f., = Λακωνικη, Vell. 1, 3, 1; Plin. 25, 8, 53, § 94 al.; and Lacōni-cē, ēs, f., Nep. Tim. 2, 1; Mel. 2, 3, 4.

    — Lacōnicus, a, um, adj., = Λακωνικός, of or belonging to Laconia, Laconian, Lacedaemonian: sinus, Mel. 2, 3, 8: classis, id. 2, 2, 7: clavem mi harunc aedium Laconicam jam jube efferri intus; hasce ego aedis occludam hanc foris, a key made with peculiar skill, one which fastened a lock trom without (whereas others closed it only from within), Plaut. Most. 2, 1, 57; cf. Guhl & Koner, Life of Greeks and Romans, p. 465: purpurae, Hor. C. 2, 18, 7: canes, Plin. 10, 63, 83, § 177: brevitas, Symm. Ep. 1, 8.

    —Subst.: Lacōnicum, i, n. (sc. balnium), a sweating-room, a sweating-bath, first used by the Lacedaemonians, Vitr. 5, 10 fin.; Cic. Att. 4, 10, 2; Cels. 2, 17; Col. 1 praef. § 16.

    — La-cōnis, idis, f. adj., = Λακωνίς, Laconian, Lacedaemonian: matre Laconide nati, Ov. M. 3, 223.

    —Absol. for Laconia, Mel. 2, 3, 4.
     
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