Argo

Argo

[ahr-goh]
noun, genitive Argus [ahr-guhs] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. a very large southern constellation, now divided into Vela, Carina, Puppis, and Pyxis, four separate constellations lying largely south of Canis Major.
2.
(italics) Classical Mythology. the ship in which Jason sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.

Argoan, adjective
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Argo1 (ˈɑːɡəʊ)
 
n
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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Argo
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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