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Argos

[ahr-gos, -guh s] /ˈɑr gɒs, -gəs/
noun
1.
an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth.

Argo

[ahr-goh] /ˈɑr goʊ/
noun, genitive Argus
[ahr-guh s] /ˈɑr gəs/ (Show IPA),
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.
Related forms
Argoan, adjective
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Argos

/ˈɑːɡɒs; -ɡəs/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece

Argo2

/ˈɑːɡəʊ/
noun (Latin genitive) Argus (ˈɑːɡəs)
1.
an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and Pyxis Also called Argo Navis (ˈneɪvɪs)
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Argo

name of the ship in which Jason and his companions sought the Fleece in Colchis, in Greek, literally "The Swift," from argos "swift" (adj.), an epithet, literally "shining, bright" (see argent; cf. also Sanskrit cognate rjrah "shining, glowing, bright," also "swift"), "because all swift motion causes a kind of glancing or flickering light" [Liddell and Scott].

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