argonaut

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noun ar·go·naut \ˈär-gə-ˌnȯt, -ˌnät\

Definition of argonaut

  1. 1a capitalized :  any of a band of heroes sailing with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleeceb :  an adventurer engaged in a quest

  2. 2 :  paper nautilus

Origin and Etymology of argonaut

Latin Argonautes, from Greek Argonautēs, from Argō, ship in which the Argonauts sailed + nautēs sailor — more at nautical


First Known Use: 14th century


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