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Lēander (Lēandrus , Mart. Spect. 25; voc. Leandre, Ov. H. 19, 1 al.), i, m., = Λείανδρος,
I.a young man of Abydos, who, in order to visit Hero in Sestos, swam nightly across the Hellespont, until he was drowned in a storm, Ov. H. 18 and 19; id. Tr. 3, 10, 41; Mart. 14, 181 et saep.—
II. Hence,
A. Lēandrĭcus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Leander, Leandrian: “natatus,Fulg. Myth. 1 init.
B. Lēandrĭus , a, um, adj., of Leander, Leandrian: “Leandrius Hellespontus,Sil. 8, 622.
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    • Ovid, Epistulae, 18
    • Ovid, Tristia, 3.10
    • Martial, Epigrammata, 14.181
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