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Ar·go·naut  audio  (ärg-nôt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Greek Mythology One who sailed with Jason on the Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.
  2. also argonaut A person who is engaged in a dangerous but rewarding quest; an adventurer.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin Argonautae, Argonauts, from Greek Argonauts, Argonaut : Arg, the ship Argo + nauts, sailor (from naus, ship; see nu- in Indo-European roots)


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