Leander

Leander

[lee-an-der]
noun Classical Mythology.
a 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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Leander (lɪˈændə)
 
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See also Hero (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

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Leander
youth of Abydos, lover of Hero, who swam nightly across the Hellespont to visit her, from Gk. Leiandros, lit. "lion-man," from leon "lion" + aner (gen. andros) "man" (see anthropo-).
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