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EtymologyEdit

Special use of Argus, a many-eyed mythological figure.

NounEdit

argus (plural arguses)

  1. A watchful guardian.
  2. An alert, observant person. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (ornithology) Either of two species of pheasant of Southeast Asia having large ocellated tails.
  4. Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Junonia. Also called pansies.

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AdjectiveEdit

argus

  1. Having many markings that look like eyes

Usage notesEdit

  • Used exclusively as a taxonomic epithet and thus not inflected.

ReferencesEdit

  • argus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • argus in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • argus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • argus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray