Origin of Argus
noun, genitive Ar·gus [ahr-guh s] /ˈɑr gəs/ for 1.
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And, by the way, don't leave your address at the Argus office.'
I always was weak where the interests of the Argus were concerned.
Yates threw off his coat, and went to work as if he were in his own den in the Argus building.
Go to Argus, the shipbuilder, and bid him build a galley with fifty oars.Tanglewood Tales
So he was not very long in getting his sheep into the field with Argus.Classic Myths
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noun Latin genitive Argus (ˈɑːɡəs)
hundred-eyed giant of Greek mythology, late 14c., from Latin, from Greek Argos, literally "the bright one," from argos "shining, bright" (see argent). His epithet was Panoptes "all-eyes." After his death, Hera transferred his eyes to the peacock's tail. Used in figurative sense of "very vigilant person."
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].
A creature in classical mythology who had a hundred eyes. Hera set him to watch over Io, a girl who had been seduced by Zeus and then turned into a cow; with Argus on guard, Zeus could not come to rescue Io, for only some of Argus' eyes would be closed in sleep at any one time. Hermes, working on Zeus' behalf, played music that put all the eyes to sleep and then killed Argus. Hera put his eyes in the tail of the peacock.