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n. Greek Mythology
A youth who loved Hero and drowned during one of his nightly swims across the Hellespont to be with her.


(Classical Myth & Legend) (in Greek legend) a youth of Abydos, who drowned in the Hellespont in a storm on one of his nightly visits to Hero, his beloved. See also Hero1


(liˈæn dər)

a legendary Greek youth, the lover of Hero, who swam the Hellespont every night to visit her until he was drowned in a storm.
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Noun1.Leander - (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see herLeander - (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
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