[ahr-gos, -guhs]
an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth. Unabridged


noun, genitive Argus [ahr-guhs] , for 1.
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.

Argoan, adjective Unabridged
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Argos (ˈɑːɡɒs, -ɡəs)
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)

Argo1 (ˈɑːɡəʊ)
Greek myth the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece

Argo2 (ˈɑːɡəʊ)
n , Latin genitive Argus
Also called: Argo Navis an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and Pyxis

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name of the ship in which Jason and his companions sought the Fleece in Colchis, in Gk., lit. "The Swift," from argos "swift" (adj.), also "shining, bright" (see argent; cf. also Skt. cognate rjrah "shining, glowing, bright," also "swift").
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