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of or relating to .
a native of .
a .
Historical Examples

And he wrote a book in which he took away the palm of beauty from Argive Helen and handed it to poor Penelope.
Ulysses James Joyce

Let him also choose twenty Trojan women, who may be fairest next to Argive Helen.
The Iliad of Homer (1873) Homer

So once more the white sails were filled with the eastern breeze, and Danae saw once more the Argive land.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

Surely Jove must have counselled the destruction of many an Argive.
The Iliad Homer

The Argive Chamber was, last Wednesday, the scene of an animated debate.
The Casual Ward A. D. Godley

Most of the Argive chiefs joined in the proposed expedition.
Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) Charles Morris

The advice of Ephorus was most wise; he broke with an axe the new chord added to the Argive lyre.
Isabella Orsini Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi

Of the members of the Argive series the latest alone is perfect.
Studies of Travel – Greece Edward A. Freeman

Cleobis and Biton are the first they mention, sons of the Argive priestess; the story is a well-known one.
Cicero’s Tusculan Disputations Marcus Tullius Cicero

In Argive looms our battles to design, And woes, of which so large a part was thine!
Mosaics of Grecian History Marcius Willson

(in Homer, Virgil, etc) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
of or relating to Argos or Argolis
a literary word for Greek
an ancient Greek, esp one from Argos or Argolis

“of Argos,” hence, especially in Homeric usage, “the Greeks,” as a byword for Achaean (he describes Agamemnon as king of Argos), 1520s, from Latin Argivus, from Greek Argeios “of Argos.”


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