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argosy

[ahr-guh-see] /ˈɑr gə si/
noun, plural argosies.
1.
a large merchant ship, especially one with a rich cargo.
2.
a fleet of such ships.
3.
an opulent supply.
Origin of argosy
1570-1580
1570-80; earlier ragusy < Italian (nave) ragusea (ship) of Ragusa
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argosy

/ˈɑːɡəsɪ/
noun (pl) -sies
1.
(archaic or poetic) a large abundantly laden merchant ship, or a fleet of such ships
Word Origin
C16: from Italian Ragusea (nave) (ship) of Ragusa
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Word Origin and History for argosy
n.

1570s, from Italian (nave) Ragusea "(vessel) of Ragusa," maritime city on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic (modern Dubrovnik in Croatia). Their large merchant ships brought rich Eastern goods to 16c. England. The city name sometimes was Aragouse or Arragosa in 16c. English.

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