Leander definition by Webster's New World
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Gr. Legend the lover of Hero
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Leiandros ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps leōn, lion plush anēr (gen. andros), a man: see andro-
Leander definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Greek Mythology
A youth who loved Hero and drowned during one of his nightly swims across the Hellespont to be with her.