Origin of argonGr, neuter of argos, inert, idle from a-, without + ergon, work
Origin of argonFrom Greek ārgon neuter of ārgos idle, inert a- without ; see a- 1. ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
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- A chemical element (symbol Ar) with an atomic number of 18.
From Ancient Greek ἀργόν (argon), neuter of ἀργός (argos, “idle, lazy”), because of its inertness.