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Argonauts

[ (ahr-guh-nawts) ]
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In classical mythology, the companions of Jason in the quest for the Golden Fleece. Their ship was the Argo.

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Naut means “sailor” in Greek and is the root of our word nautical. Today, the word is used to coin terms such as astronaut and aquanaut.

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