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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Trojan \Tro"jan\, a. [L. Trojanus, fr. Troja, Troia, Troy, from
Tros, Gr. Trw`s, Trwo`s, Tros, the mythical founder of Troy.]
1. Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants. -- n.
A native or inhabitant of Troy.
2. One who shows the pluck, endurance, determined energy,
strength, or the like, attributed to the defenders of
Troy; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase
like a Trojan; as, he endured the pain like a Trojan; he
studies like a Trojan.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Tim jumped like a Trojan from the bed. --Finnegan's
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: of or relating to the ancient city of Troy or its
inhabitants; "Trojan cities"
n 1: a native of ancient Troy [syn: Trojan, Dardan,
2: a program that appears desirable but actually contains
something harmful; "the contents of a trojan can be a virus
or a worm"; "when he downloaded the free game it turned out
to be a trojan horse" [syn: trojan, trojan horse]
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
(Or just "trojan") A term coined by
MIT-hacker-turned-NSA-spook Dan Edwards for a malicious,
security-breaking program that is disguised as something
benign, such as a directory lister, archiver, game or (in one
notorious 1990 case on the Mac) a program to find and destroy
viruses! A Trojan horse is similar to a back door.
See also RFC 1135, worm, phage, mockingbird.
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