Leander

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek "lion" + "man".

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Leander

  1. (Greek mythology) The lover of Hero who swam every night across the Hellespont to meet her, and finally was drowned.
  2. A male given name, also of a Spanish sixth century saint.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Act IV, Scene I:
    Leander, he would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night.

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