Argus

noun
Ar·​gus | \ ˈär-gəs How to pronounce Argus (audio) \

Definition of Argus

1 : a hundred-eyed monster of Greek mythology
2 : a watchful guardian

First Known Use of Argus

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Argus

Latin, from Greek Argos

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“Argus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Argus. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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