Argonautical

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Argonautical (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Argonauts.
    Synonym: Argonautic
    • 1714, Thomas Hearne, Ductor Historicus: or, a short system of Universal History and an Introduction to the Study of it:
      So Hercules Thebanus, Son of Amphitruo, Son of Alcæus, will have for his Son one who was also, after his Great-Grandfather, called Alcæus, begotten of a Servant Maid of Jardanus, some short time after the Argonautical Expedition, in Memory whereof his Son might be called Argon.
    • 1893, James William Steele, Old Californian Days, page 150:
      They are nearly all "heeled." That is a phrase of Argonautical invention which saves tedious explanation, which means in Texas that one is armed, and in California that he has money.
    • 1920, Aldous Huxley, “Beauty”, in Leda[1], New York: George H. Doran:
      In the city of Troy, whither our Argonautical voyages had carried us, we found Helen and that lamentable Cressid who was to Chaucer the feminine paradox, untenably fantastic but so devastatingly actual, the crystal ideal—flawed; and to Shakespeare the inevitable trull, flayed to show her physiological machinery and the logical conclusion of every the most heartrendingly ingenuous gesture of maidenhood.
    • 2007, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig, Granddaughter of the Sun: A Study of Euripides’ Medea, page 94:
      [] twice she slew the dragon, saved the Argonautical adventure, and killed the usurping king Pelias.