Definitions

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

  • n. Archaic A Trojan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. An inhabitant of Dardanus or Dardania; poetically, a Trojan.

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

  • n. a native of ancient Troy

Etymologies

After Dardanus, the mythical founder of Troy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I see Dardan, the young bartender, looking out into the sky, which is bright blue flecked with pink and orange — a Turner painting.

    Madness Visible

  • _On the contrary, _ Augustine says (Ep. ad Dardan. cclxxxvii) that "as in the head are all the senses, so in Christ were all the graces."

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • _I answer that, _ Augustine (Ep. ad Dardan.) seems to speak dubiously of their (Jeremias 'and John the Baptist's) sanctification in the womb.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

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