Meaning of ARGONAUT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈär-gə-ˌnȯt, -ˌnät ]


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

Date: 14th century


a. capitalized : any of a band of heroes sailing with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece

b. : an adventurer engaged in a quest

2. : paper nautilus

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.