adjective Etymology: Latin Argivus, from Greek Argeios, literally, of Argos, from Argos city-state of ancient Greece Date: 1598 of or relating to the Greeks or Greece and especially the Achaean city of Argos or the surrounding territory of ArgolisArgive noun

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  • Argive — Ar give, a. [L. Argivus, fr. Argos, Argi.] Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece. n. A native of Argos. Often used as a generic term, equivalent to Grecian or Greek. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argive — of Argos, hence, especially in Homeric usage, the Greeks, as a byword for Achaean (he describes Agamemnon as king of Argos), 1520s, from L. Argivus, from Gk. Argeios of Argos …   Etymology dictionary

  • Argive — [är′gīv΄, är′jīv΄] adj. 1. of ancient Argos or Argolis 2. GREEK (adj. 1): term used by Homer n. 1. a native of Argos or Argolis 2. any GREEK (n. 1): Homeric name …   English World dictionary

  • Argive — /ahr juyv, guyv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Argos. 2. Greek. n. 3. a native of Argos. 4. a Greek. [1590 1600; < L Argivus < Gk Argeîos of Argos] * * * …   Universalium

  • Argive — noun a) An inhabitant of Argos. b) In the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, and in later classical epics, an alternate name for an Achaean or Greek in general …   Wiktionary

  • Argive — adj. of or relating to the ancient Greek city of Argos …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Argive — [ α:gʌɪv, dʒʌɪv] adjective relating to the ancient city of Argos in Greece. ↘(especially in Homer) Greek. noun a citizen of ancient Argos. ↘(especially in Homer) a Greek person …   English new terms dictionary

  • argive — ar·give …   English syllables

  • Argive — Ar•give [[t]ˈɑr dʒaɪv, gaɪv[/t]] adj. 1) peo of or pertaining to Argos 2) peo (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek 1) 3) peo a native or inhabitant of Argos 4) peo (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek 3) • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L Argīvus < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • Argive — /ˈagaɪv/ (say ahguyv) adjective 1. of or relating to Argos. 2. Greek. –noun 3. a native of Argos. 4. any Greek …   Australian English dictionary

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