Trojan


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Tro·jan 1

 (trō′jən)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Troy.
2. A person of courageous determination or energy.

[Middle English, from Latin Trōiānus, from Trōia, Troy, from Greek Troiā, Trōiā, from Trōs, the mythical founder of Troy.]

Tro′jan adj.

Tro·jan 2

 (trō′jən)
n.
A celestial body that is in one of the two stable Lagrangian points of a two-body system, especially an asteroid with solar orbits at Jupiter's distance from the sun, but traveling 60° ahead of or behind the planet.

[From the official convention of naming such objects after the heroes of the Trojan War, a practice derived from the fact that the first such object to be observed was named after Achilles and the second after Patroclus.]

Trojan

(ˈtrəʊdʒən)
n
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of ancient Troy
2. a person who is hard-working and determined
adj
(Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Troy or its inhabitants

Tro•jan

(ˈtroʊ dʒən)
adj.
1. of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants.
n.
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.Trojan - a native of ancient TroyTrojan - 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
2.Trojan - a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmfultrojan - a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful; "the contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm"; "when he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse"
malevolent program - a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
Adj.1.Trojan - of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitantsTrojan - of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its inhabitants; "Trojan cities"
Translations

Trojan

[ˈtrəʊdʒən]
A. ADJtroyano
B. Ntroyano/a m/f
to work like a Trojantrabajar como un mulo/una mula
C. CPD Trojan horse N (lit) → caballo m de Troya (fig) (concealing devious purposes) → tapadera f (Comput) → troyano m
Trojan War NGuerra f de Troya

Trojan

n
(Hist) → Trojaner(in) m(f), → Troer(in) m(f); to work like a Trojan (fig)wie ein Pferd arbeiten; he’s a real Trojan (fig)er ist wirklich eine treue Seele
(Comput, Internet) → Trojaner m (inf)
adjtrojanisch; (fig)übermenschlich

Trojan

[ˈtrəʊdʒən] adj & ntroiano/a
References in classic literature ?
Think that the Achaeans and Trojans have sworn to a solemn covenant, and that they have each been numbered--the Trojans by the roll of their householders, and we by companies of ten; think further that each of our companies desired to have a Trojan householder to pour out their wine; we are so greatly more in number that full many a company would have to go without its cup-bearer.
Would you have yet more gold, which some Trojan is to give you as a ransom for his son, when I or another Achaean has taken him prisoner?
He showed us favourable signs by flashing his lightning on our right hands; therefore let none make haste to go till he has first lain with the wife of some Trojan, and avenged the toil and sorrow that he has suffered for the sake of Helen.
Ida, men of substance, who drink the limpid waters of the Aesepus, and are of Trojan blood--these were led by Pandarus son of Lycaon, whom Apollo had taught to use the bow.
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans.
There are no longer divided counsels among the gods; Juno has brought them over to her own mind, and woe betides the Trojans at the hands of Jove.
He thought that on that same day he was to take the city of Priam, but he little knew what was in the mind of Jove, who had many another hard-fought fight in store alike for Danaans and Trojans.
But Juno said to Minerva, "Alas, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, shall the Argives fly home to their own land over the broad sea, and leave Priam and the Trojans the glory of still keeping Helen, for whose sake so many of the Achaeans have died at Troy, far from their homes?
Will you leave Priam and the Trojans the glory of still keeping Helen, for whose sake so many of the Achaeans have died at Troy, far from their homes?
All who have not since perished must remember as though it were yesterday or the day before, how the ships of the Achaeans were detained in Aulis when we were on our way hither to make war on Priam and the Trojans.
Achilles and I are quarrelling about this girl, in which matter I was the first to offend; if we can be of one mind again, the Trojans will not stave off destruction for a day.
In this way, without any preconceived intention, a body of epic poetry was built up by various writers which covered the whole Trojan story.