Tyrtaean

adjective
Tyr·​tae·​an | \ (¦)tər¦tēən \

Definition of Tyrtaean

: 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.

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History and Etymology for Tyrtaean

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

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“Tyrtaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tyrtaean. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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