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Tro·jan 1

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

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.]


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


(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.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"


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


(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


[ˈtrəʊdʒən] adj & ntroiano/a
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