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  1. (noun, person) (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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Origin of the word Leander

  1. 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-). more

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