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 (där′dn) or Dar·da·ni·an (där-dā′nē-ən)
n. Archaic
A Trojan.

[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.]

Dar′dan adj.


(ˈtroʊ dʒən)
1. of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
2. a native or inhabitant of Troy.
3. a person who shows determination or energy.
[before 900; Old English Trōiān < Latin Trōjānus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dardanian - a native of ancient TroyDardanian - a native of ancient Troy    
Ilion, Ilium, Troy - an ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
References in classic literature ?
He had left a wife behind him in Phylace to tear her cheeks in sorrow, and his house was only half finished, for he was slain by a Dardanian warrior while leaping foremost of the Achaeans upon the soil of Troy.
The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.
Before it--even more miraculous--the distance between benefactor and suppliant, between victor and vanquished, shrinks to nothing: But when thirst and hunger had been appeased,/ The Dardanian Priam fell to admiring Achilles.