Argive

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Argīvus, from Ancient Greek Ἀργεῖος (Argeîos).

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Argive (comparative more Argive, superlative most Argive)

  1. (Ancient Greece) Of, from or pertaining to Argos; (loosely) Greek.

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Argive (plural Argives)

  1. (Ancient Greece) An inhabitant of Argos.
    • 1942, George Rawlinson, transl., “Erato”, in The Persian Wars[1], translation of original by Herodotus:
      The Greeks generally think that this fate came upon him because he induced the Pythoness to pronounce against Demaratus; the Athenians differ from all others in saying that it was because he cut down the sacred grove of the goddesses when he made his invasion by Eleusis; while the Argives ascribe it to his having taken from their refuge and cut to pieces certain argives who had fled from battle into a precinct sacred to Argus, where Cleomenes slew them, burning likewise at the same time, through irreverence, the grove itself.
  2. (poetic) In the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, and in later classical epics, an alternate name for an Achaean, or Greek in general.

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Argīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of Argīvus