- Gr. Myth. any of the men who sail with Jason to search for the Golden Fleece
- ⌂ a person who took part in the California gold rush of 1848-49
- Zool. paper nautilus
Origin of ArgonautClassical Latin Argonauta ; from Classical Greek Argonaut?s ; from Arg?, Jason's ship + naut?s, sailor ; from naus, ship
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 Argonaut&emacron;s, Argonaut : Arg&omacron;, the ship Argo + naut&emacron;s, sailor (from naus, ship; see nau- in Indo-European roots).