Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Argos or the ancient region of Argolis.
  • adjective Of or relating to Greece or the Greeks.
  • noun A Greek, especially an inhabitant of Argos or Argolis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to Argos, the historic capital of Argolis or Argeia in Greece, or to its inhabitants, or to Argolis, the territory of Argos.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Argos or of Argolis; a Greek.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to Argos; (loosely) Greek.
  • proper noun An inhabitant of Argos.
  • proper noun poetic In the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, and in later classical epics, an alternate name for an Achaean or Greek in general.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to the ancient Greek city of Argos or its people
  • noun a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Argīvus, from Greek Argeios, from Argos.]

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From Latin Argīvus, from Ancient Greek Ἀργεῖος.

Examples

  • The play begins with Adrastus and the Argive mothers seeking help from Aithra and her son Theseus within the Temple of Demeter.

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  • The play begins with Adrastus and the Argive mothers seeking help from Aithra and her son Theseus within the Temple of Demeter.

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  • He refuses pending the decision of the Argive people, who decide in the favor of the Danaids.

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  • He refuses pending the decision of the Argive people, who decide in the favor of the Danaids.

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  • The play ends with the Danaids retreating into the Argive walls, protected

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  • The play ends with the Danaids retreating into the Argive walls, protected

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  • At first the onset of the Argive spearmen broke our ranks; then they in turn gave ground; next, foot to foot and man to man, they fought their stubborn fray, many falling the while.

    The Heracleidae

  • Clytemnestra's tomb a mingled cup of honey, milk, and frothing wine; then stand upon the heaped-up grave, and proclaim therefrom, "Helen, thy sister, sends thee these libations as her gift, fearing herself to approach thy tomb from terror of the Argive mob"; and bid her harbour kindly thoughts towards me and thee and my husband; towards these two wretched sufferers, too, whom Heaven hath afflicted.

    Orestes

  • But I will come again, bringing hither a host of Argive troops, spearmen clad in bronze; for countless warriors are awaiting my return, and king Eurystheus in person at their head; anxiously he waits the issue here on the borders of Alcathous 'realm.

    The Heracleidae

  • No longer then cower before the hated Argive spear; for

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