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[ahr-jahyv, -gahyv] /ˈɑr dʒaɪv, -gaɪv/
of or relating to Argos.
a native of Argos.
a Greek.
Origin of Argive
1590-1600; < Latin Argīvus < Greek Argeîos of Argos Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • Surely Jove must have counselled the destruction of many an Argive.

    The Iliad 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
  • Let him also choose twenty Trojan women, who may be fairest next to Argive Helen.

  • 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.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for Argive


/ˈɑːdʒaɪv; -ɡaɪv/
(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Argive

"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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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