Origin of Argue
From Old French arguer, from Latin arguere (“to declare, show, prove, make clear, reprove, accuse”), probably connected with Ancient Greek ἀργός (argos, “white, bright, etc.”); see argent, and compare declare (“literally to make clear”).
Middle English arguen from Old French arguer from Latin argūtāre to babble, chatter frequentative of arguere to make clear arg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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