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Trojan

Syllabification: Tro·jan
Pronunciation: /ˈtrōjən
 
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Definition of Trojan in English:

adjective

Of or relating to ancient Troy in Asia Minor: Trojan legends
More example sentences
  • In Homer's epic ‘Illiad,’ snakes are even the avengers sent by gods to punish Trojan priest Laocoon who warns the Trojans against the Greek's scheme using a wooden horse.
  • But, when scrutinized closely, the later Roman relationship to Trojan civilization exists in name only.
  • He prophesies the founding of Rome, after several generations of Trojan descendants are born in Italy.

noun

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A native or inhabitant of ancient Troy.
Example sentences
  • A war fought at Troy between the native Trojans and the invading Greeks.
  • Having heard that Crete was abandoned by its native ruler, the Trojans set sail.
  • When he and Apollo were cheated by the Trojans, Poseidon's revenge was endless.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin Troianus, from Troia 'Troy'.

Phrases

work like a Trojan (or Trojans)

1
Work extremely hard.
Example sentences
  • He works like a Trojan and takes enormous pride in his produce.
  • He carried on working like a Trojan and kept up a punishing travel schedule that took him to factories all over the Far East, overseeing the manufacture of his shoe designs.
  • He tells us that although there has been inactivity on our part, ‘the ground staff have been working like Trojans’.

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