LEXICON > Aργείoς (greek word)

  singularis pluralis
  art.   pronunc. art.   pronunc.
eng adj. the Argive   the Argives  
gre.scr.mono. adj.m. o Aργείoς [arˈjios] Aργείoι [arˈjii]
gre.scr.poly. adj.m. Ἀργεῖoς   oἱ Ἀργεῖoι   sing: erasmic[arˈgeios]
lat adj.m.   Argivus     Argivi  
MEANING: Coming from the city of Argos, in southern Greece, at Peloponnesus.
The word derives from Argos, important city of the Mycenaean civilization, which is now capital of its own prefecture of Argolis. Agamemnon was the legendary mycenaean king of Argos during the Trojan war. Homer uses interchangeably the names Danai (Danaans), Argeioi (Argives) and Akhaeoi (Achaeans) for all greeks.
Argos city location: MAP
In greek mythology there are 3 Argos written in greek in the same way:
gre.scr.capital letters: APΓOΣ
gre.scr.poly: Ἄργoς gre.scr.mono: Άργoς
pronounced mod.gre: [ˈarɣos] erasmic: [ˈargos]
1. Argus, son of Zeus and Niobe. He gave his name to the city.
2. Argos, Ulysses' dog, who recognized him after 20 years of absence.
3. Argus the mythological creature, Argos who had one hundred eyes.
Do not confuse with the adj. Argean = pertaining to the ship Argo Aργώ mod.gre:[ar`γo] which was the Argonauts' ship.
Argives by wikipedia
Argos by wikipedia
Argus by wikipedia

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