from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A youth who loved Hero and drowned during one of his nightly swims across the Hellespont to be with her.
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- proper n. The lover of Hero who swam every night across the Hellespont to meet her, and finally was drowned.
- proper n. A male given name, also of a Spanish sixth century saint.
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- n. (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
From Ancient Greek "lion" + "man". (Wiktionary)