Origin of Argonaut
Examples from the Web for argonauts
It was the name of the ship that Jason and the Argonauts sailed in to liberate the Golden Fleece against impossible odds.The True Story Behind Operation ‘Argo’ to Rescue Americans From Iran|Antonio Mendez, Matt Baglio|September 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The other Argonauts married such maids as were left unmarried, and they did well to do so.
And where in all Greece could he find one stronger or more famous than the chief of the Argonauts?Medea of Euripides|Euripides
It was a journey of Argonauts, one of the thousands of journeys that made picturesque a whole epoch.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
Word Origin for Argonaut
"sailor of the Argo," 1580s (implied in argonautic), from Argo + Greek nautes "sailor" (see naval). Adventurers in the California Gold Rush of 1848 were called argonauts (because they sought the golden fleece) by those who stayed home.