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 ?
And so Jurgis fell to work, and toiled like a Trojan till night.
He had lain like a Trojan behind his mattress in the gallery; he had followed every order silently, doggedly, and well; he was the oldest of our party by a score of years; and now, sullen, old, serviceable servant, it was he that was to die.
For by all that is good it is as true as that it is daylight now; and if it be a lie, it must be a lie too that there was a Hector, or Achilles, or Trojan war, or Twelve Peers of France, or Arthur of England, who still lives changed into a raven, and is unceasingly looked for in his kingdom.
There is no reason to doubt his sincerity when he speculates on the possibility of seeing and knowing the heroes of the Trojan war in another world.
Often indeed as he turned his gaze to the Trojan plain, he marvelled at the sound of flutes and pipes.
He killed many Trojans and got much information before he reached the Argive camp, for all which things the Trojan women made lamentation, but for my own part I was glad, for my heart was beginning to yearn after my home, and I was unhappy about the wrong that Venus had done me in taking me over there, away from my country, my girl, and my lawful wedded husband, who is indeed by no means deficient either in person or understanding.
The first great feat that startled Europe, and almost brought about a new Trojan war, was his abduction of the Princess Helena of Norway and his blank refusal to marry her.
In this way, without any preconceived intention, a body of epic poetry was built up by various writers which covered the whole Trojan story.
The word 'Brut' comes from the name 'Brutus,' according to Geoffrey a Trojan hero and eponymous founder of the British race.
Not that I wish him to close his accounts,' added he: 'the old Trojan is welcome to keep his books open as long as he pleases for me.
The poets related that stone walls and iron swords and leathern thongs had an occult sympathy with the wrongs of their owners; that the belt which Ajax gave Hector dragged the Trojan hero over the field at the wheels of the car of Achilles, and the sword which Hector gave Ajax was that on whose point Ajax fell.
Begar, me remember dem ver well," said the French lieutenant: "me ave read them at school in dans Madam Daciere, des Greek, des Trojan, dey fight for von woman--ouy, ouy, me ave read all dat.