/pan"deuhr euhs/, n. Class. Myth.
a Trojan who attempted to assassinate Menelaus, thereby violating a truce between the Greeks and the Trojans and prolonging the Trojan War: in Chaucerian and other medieval accounts, he is the procurer of Cressida for Troilus.
Also, Pandaros.

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      in Greek legend, son of Lycaon, a Lycian. In Homer's Iliad, Book IV, Pandarus breaks the truce between the Trojans and the Greeks by treacherously wounding Menelaus, the king of Sparta; he is ultimately slain by the warrior Diomedes. In Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, Pandarus acts as the lovers' go-between; hence the word “pander.”

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