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 for Trojan
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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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
                                                    Wake (Irish

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) :

  Trojan horse
      (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.
     [{Jargon File]

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