- an ancient city in SE Greece, on the Gulf of Argolis: a powerful rival of Sparta, Athens, and Corinth.
- Astronomy. a very large southern constellation, now divided into Vela, Carina, Puppis, and Pyxis, four separate constellations lying largely south of Canis Major.
- (italics) Classical Mythology. the ship in which Jason sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece.
Examples from the Web for argos
Or he was a great warrior from the fields of Argos, and he was a good potter, known to produce beautiful things.Denis O’Hare Talks About One-Man Show “An Iliad”
March 25, 2012
His meaning was that in Argos Agis had been too cold, and now he was too hot.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
This was the chief of all the hosts, Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and Argos.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
It was after this that his attention was drawn to the men of Argos.Agesilaus
Polynices now repaired to Argos, where he arrived in the dead of night.
The finest statue of this divinity was that by Polycletus at Argos.
- 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)
- Greek myth the ship in which Jason sailed in search of the Golden Fleece
- an extensive constellation in the S hemisphere now subdivided into the smaller constellations of Puppis, Vela, Carina, and PyxisAlso called: Argo Navis (ˈneɪvɪs)
Word Origin and History for argos
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].