Argonaut
Argonaut (n.) "sailor of the Argo," 1580s (implied in argonautic), from ARGO (Cf. Argo) + Gk. nautes "sailor" (see NAVAL (Cf. naval)). Adventurers in the California Gold Rush of 1848 were called argonauts (because they sought the golden fleece) by those who stayed home.

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  • Argonaut — may refer to: * Argonaut (animal), a kind of octopus in the genus Argonauta * Jason and the Argonauts, sailors in Greek mythology * Argonauts of Saint Nicholas, a military order in Naples * Argonaut Conference, the codename for The Yalta… …   Wikipedia

  • Argonaut — Games Logo de Argonaut Games Dates clés 1982 : Création 2004 : Fermeture Personnages clés Jez …   Wikipédia en Français

  • argonaut — ARGONAÚT, argonauţi, s.m. 1. (mitol.) Nume dat eroilor antici greci care au călătorit pe corabia Argo spre Colchida. ♦ fig. Navigator îndrăzneţ. 2. Specie de moluscă cefalopodă din apele tropicale (Argonauta argo). – Din fr. argonaute. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Argonaut — Ar go*naut, n. [L. Argonauta, Gr. ?; ? + ? sailor, ? ship. See {Argo}.] 1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argonaut — (spr. Argono), holzreiche Insel, der Ostküste von Korea gegenüber …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Argonaut — Argonaut, s. Papiernautilus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Argonaut — [är′gə nôt΄, är′gənät΄] n. [L Argonauta < Gr Argonautēs < Argō, Jason s ship + nautēs, sailor < naus, ship] 1. Gr. Myth. any of the men who sail with Jason to search for the Golden Fleece ☆ 2. [also a ] a person who took part in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Argonaut — Der Begriff Argonaut, Argonaute oder Argonauten (griechisch: Αργοναύτης) bezeichnet: die Helden der griechischen Argonautensage, die auf dem Schiff Argo segelten Argonauten (Kopffüßer), eine Weichtier Gattung, auch Papierboote genannt Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Argonaut — Argonautic, adj. /ahr geuh nawt , not /, n. 1. Class. Myth. a member of the band of men who sailed to Colchis with Jason in the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a person in quest of something dangerous but rewarding;… …   Universalium

  • argonaut — noun Etymology: Latin Argonautes, from Greek Argonautēs, from Argō, ship in which the Argonauts sailed + nautēs sailor more at nautical Date: 14th century 1. a. capitalized any of a band of heroes sailing with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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