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Argive

[ahr-jahyv, -gahyv] /ˈɑr dʒaɪv, -gaɪv/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Argos.
2.
noun
3.
a native of Argos.
4.
a Greek.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin Argīvus < Greek Argeîos of Argos
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British Dictionary definitions for Argive

Argive

/ˈɑːdʒaɪv; -ɡaɪv/
adjective
1.
(in Homer, Virgil, etc) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
2.
of or relating to Argos or Argolis
3.
a literary word for Greek
noun
4.
an ancient Greek, esp one from Argos or Argolis
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Word Origin and History for Argive
adj.

"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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