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Spartan vs. Viking

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Spartanadjective

Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial.

‘I went on the retreat to the monastery, thinking I would be sleeping in a spartan cell, only to discover a simple but comfortable bedroom.’;

Vikingnoun

One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.

‘Of grim Vikings, and the raptureOf the sea fight, and the capture,And the life of slavery.’;

Spartanadjective

Resolute in the face of danger or adversity.

‘The spartan legionaries vowed to fight to the death.’;

Vikingnoun

any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries

Spartanadjective

Lacking in decoration and luxury.

‘After ten years as a fashion designer in the rough-and-tumble Garment District, Eloise left New York for the spartan but serene life of a farmer's wife.’;

Spartanadjective

Of or pertaining to Sparta, especially to ancient Sparta; hence, hardy; undaunted; as, Spartan souls; Spartan bravey.

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Spartannoun

a resident of Sparta

Spartanadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people

Spartanadjective

resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity;

‘spartan courage’;

Spartanadjective

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;

‘a parent severe to the pitch of hostility’; ‘a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien’; ‘a strict disciplinarian’; ‘a Spartan upbringing’;

Spartanadjective

practicing great self-denial;

‘Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it’; ‘a desert nomad's austere life’; ‘a spartan diet’; ‘a spartan existence’;

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