- a native of Argos.
- a Greek.
Origin of Argive
1590–1600; < Latin Argīvus < Greek Argeîos of Argos
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Examples from the Web for argive
Let him also choose twenty Trojan women, who may be fairest next to Argive Helen.
Surely Jove must have counselled the destruction of many an Argive.The Iliad
Most of the Argive chiefs joined in the proposed expedition.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)
They walked on in silence to the Argive gate, and then Mitsos stopped.The Vintage
Edward Frederic Benson
Of the members of the Argive series the latest alone is perfect.Studies of Travel - Greece
Edward A. Freeman
- (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
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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."
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