leander








noun Classical Mythology.

  1. a Greek youth, the lover of Hero, who swam the Hellespont every night to visit her until he was drowned in a storm.

noun

  1. (in Greek legend) a youth of Abydos, who drowned in the Hellespont in a storm on one of his nightly visits to Hero, his belovedSee also Hero

youth of Abydos, lover of Hero, who swam nightly across the Hellespont to visit her, from Greek Leiandros, literally “lion-man,” from leon “lion” + aner (genitive andros) “man” (see anthropo-).

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