Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Trojan.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to Dardanus or Dardania, an ancient city near the later Troy in Asia Minor, or to its people, the Dardani, named from a mythical founder, Dardanus, ancestor of Priam, king of Troy; hence, in poetical use, Trojan.
  • noun An inhabitant of Dardanus or Dardania; poetically, a Trojan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native of ancient Troy

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Dardanus, after Dardanus, mortal son of Zeus and founder of the mythical dynasty of kings of northwest Anatolia including Ilus, the founder of Troy, and Priam, from Greek Dardanos.]

Examples

  • Titanian maid, daughter of Merops, because of her beauty; but my fair form hath proved the curse of Dardan Troy and doomed Achaea's sons.

    Helen

  • Titanian maid, daughter of Merops, because of her beauty; but my fair form hath proved the curse of Dardan Troy and doomed Achaea's sons.

    Helen

  • Ah! Love, Love, who once didst seek these Dardan halls, deep-seated in the hearts of heavenly gods, how high didst thou make Troy to tower in those days, allying her with deities!

    The Trojan Women

  • Ah! Love, Love, who once didst seek these Dardan halls, deep-seated in the hearts of heavenly gods, how high didst thou make Troy to tower in those days, allying her with deities!

    The Trojan Women

  • Juno was Jupiter's Ganymede before the Dardan boy mixed the luscious cup.

    Satyricon

  •     Neptune's bonds of stone from Dardan city to loosen,

    Poems and Fragments

  •     Neptune's bonds of stone from Dardan city to loosen,

    Poems and Fragments

  • Come now, what glory shall hereafter attend the Dardan line, what children of Italian stock await thee, souls illustrious and heirs of our name -- this will I set forth, and teach thee thy destiny ....

    Selections from the _Aeneid_

  • Lying in the ditch, Dardan and I are talking to each other as if we were meeting for the first time at a cocktail party.

    Madness Visible

  • Dardan is 25 years old, handsome, wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren hat under his helmet.

    Madness Visible

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