Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (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 mentioning the order Peter received in 602 from Maurice, Theophylact has just finished the story of Peter "taking position in the Dardanian province, for he had heard the Avar hordes" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Theophylact Simocatta 293) were gathered at "the place called Cataracts" (English version from Whitby and Whitby 216-217).
O you who alone have pitied the horrible troubles of Troy, you who offer to share your city and your home with us, the remnants left by the Greeks, in need of everything after we have been exhausted by all the woes of land and sea, it is not within our power to give you appropriate thanks, Dido, nor can any others of the Dardanian race, which has been scattered throughout the great world.
I stand for sacrifice, The rest aloof are the Dardanian wives With bleared visages come forth to view The issue of th'exploit.
20) Aitolian resistance was effective enough that Demetrios was forced to abandon the offensive and retreat to the north, possibly in order to deal with Dardanian invasions.