an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth.
Astronomy. a very large southern constellation, now divided into Vela, Carina, Puppis, and Pyxis, four separate constellations lying largely south of Canis Major.
(italics) Classical Mythology. the ship in which Jason sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
Or he was a great warrior from the fields of Argos, and he was a good potter, known to produce beautiful things.
Denis O’Hare Talks About One-Man Show “An Iliad” Janice Kaplan March 24, 2012
Let him make me oath that he will ferry these writings to Argos, to those friends to whom I wish to send them.
The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I. Euripides
His meaning was that in Argos Agis had been too cold, and now he was too hot.
Stories from Thucydides H. L. Havell
The members of the Greek government whose head-quarters had been at Argos, had fled precipitately at the approach of Dramali.
In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
This was the chief of all the hosts, Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and Argos.
Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
Prometheus coming on earth to give fire to men appears before the palace of Inachus in Argos on a festival of Zeus.
The Poetical Works of Robert Bridges Robert Bridges
It was after this that his attention was drawn to the men of Argos.
Adrastus, king of Argos, pleads with Theseus who at first refuses aid but finally consents at the entreaties of his mother.
Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
The finest statue of this divinity was that by Polycletus at Argos.
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens
Much of the time I was down at the docks, and when I could not be there my thoughts were full of the Argos and her voyage.
The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
an ancient city in SE Greece, in the NE Peloponnese: one of the oldest Greek cities, it dominated the Peloponnese in the 7th century bc. Pop (municipality): 29 505 (2001)
(Greek myth) the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece
noun (Latin genitive) Argus (ˈɑːɡəs)
an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and Pyxis Also called Argo Navis (ˈneɪvɪs)
name of the ship in which Jason and his companions sought the Fleece in Colchis, in Greek, literally “The Swift,” from argos “swift” (adj.), an epithet, literally “shining, bright” (see argent; cf. also Sanskrit cognate rjrah “shining, glowing, bright,” also “swift”), “because all swift motion causes a kind of glancing or flickering light” [Liddell and Scott].
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a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo. a fleet of such ships. an opulent supply. Historical Examples His genius was intended to be an argosy, bearing rich cargo between the ports of the gods and those of men. The Key to Yesterday Charles Neville Buck The argosy has been so good this […]
a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves’ argot. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists’ argot. Contemporary Examples In the argot of the wonks and […]
a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification: a Restoration play rich in thieves’ argot. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists’ argot. noun slang or jargon peculiar to a particular group, […]
French name of . Historical Examples Thus Vaud and Argovie were both provinces, owned and ruled by Berne. A Residence in France J. Fenimore Cooper noun the French name for Aargau