- ancient country on the SE coast of the Peloponnesus, Greece: dominated by the city of Sparta
- department of modern Greece in the same general areaalso sp. La·ko′nia
An ancient region of southern Greece in the southeast Peloponnesus. It was dominated by Sparta until the rise of the second Achaean League in the third and second centuries BC.
From Ancient Greek Λακωνία (Lakonía).