trojan etymology

English word trojan comes from English horse, English Trojan, English Troy

Detailed word origin of trojan

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
horse English (eng) (US) An informal variant of basketball in which players match shots made by their opponent(s), each miss adding a letter to the word "horse", with 5 misses spelling the whole word and eliminating a player, until only the winner is left. Also HORSE, H-O-R-S-E or H.O.R.S.E. (see H-O-R-S-E on Wikipedia.Wikipedia).. (chess, informal) The chess piece representing a knight, depicted as a horse.. [...]
Trojan English (eng) (astrophysics) A Trojan asteroid.. (astrophysics) An object residing at a Trojan point.. (computing) A Trojan horse.. (in similes) One who shows great pluck, endurance, strength, etc.. A native or inhabitant of the ancient city of Troy.. A student (especially an athlete) of the University of Southern California. (astrophysics) Of, or relating to, a Trojan point.. (programming) Of, or [...]
Troy English (eng) (historical) An ancient city in what is now northwestern Turkey.. A city in Alabama, USA, and county seat of Pike County.. A city in Michigan.. A city in Missouri, USA, and the county seat of Lincoln County.. A city in New York, USA, and the county seat of Rensselaer County.. A small city in Kansas, USA, and the county seat of Doniphan County.. A town in North Carolina, USA, and the county [...]
Trojan horse English (eng) The hollow wooden horse by which the Greeks allegedly gained access to Ilium/Troy during the Trojan War. (business) A seemingly favorable offer designed to trick customers into making exorbitant payments.. (by extension) A subversive person or device placed within the ranks of the enemy.. (computing) A malicious program that is disguised as legitimate software.. (politics) A person, [...]
trojan English (eng) (computing, transitive) To infect (a system) with a trojan. (computing) Malware that appears to perform or actually performs a desired task for a user while performing a harmful task without the user's knowledge or consent. (astronomy) Describing a satellite (moon or minor planet) that shares an orbit with another.

Words with the same origin as trojan

Descendants of Trojan
Greek gift
Descendants of Troy