Tyrtaean

adjective Tyr·tae·an \(¦)tər¦tēən\

Definition of Tyrtaean

  1. :  of, relating to, or styled in the manner of the Spartan poet Tyrtaeus noted as a writer of spirited martial and patriotic songs in the 7th century b.c.

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of tyrtaean

Tyrtaeus 7th century b.c. Greek elegiac poet + English -an


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Tyrtaean? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!