Argus

noun

Ar·​gus ˈär-gəs How to pronounce Argus (audio)
1
: a hundred-eyed monster of Greek mythology
2
: a watchful guardian

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Argos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Argus was in the 14th century

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“Argus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Argus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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