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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

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

  • 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)



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