- Gr. Myth. any of the men who sail with Jason to search for the Golden Fleece
- [alsoa-] a person who took part in the California gold rush of 1848-49
- [a-]Zool. paper nautilus
Origin of ArgonautClassical Latin Argonauta from Classical Greek Argonaut?s from Arg?, Jason's ship + naut?s, sailor from naus, ship
See paper nautilus.
Origin of argonautNew Latin Argonauta genus name from Latin Argonautae Argonauts ; see Argonaut .
- Greek Mythology One who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.
- also argonaut A person who is engaged in a dangerous but rewarding quest; an adventurer.
Origin of ArgonautFrom Latin Argonautae Argonauts from Greek Argonautēs Argonaut Argō the ship Argo nautēs sailor ( from naus ship ; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.)