Argus

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Ar·gus

 (är′gəs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology A giant with 100 eyes who was made guardian of Io and was later slain by Hermes.
2. An alert or watchful person; a guardian.

[Latin, from Greek Argos.]

argus

(ˈɑːɡəs)
n
(Animals) any of various brown butterflies, esp the Scotch argus (Erebia aethiops) found on moorland and in forests up to a height of 2000 m

Argus

(ˈɑːɡəs)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a giant with a hundred eyes who was made guardian of the heifer Io. After he was killed by Hermes his eyes were transferred to the peacock's tail
2. a vigilant person; guardian

Ar•gus

(ˈɑr gəs)

n.
1. (in Greek myth) a giant with 100 eyes set to guard the heifer Io.
2. any observant or vigilant person; a watchful guardian.
[< Latin < Greek Árgos, derivative of argós bright, shining]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Argus - (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
2.Argus - large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasantargus - large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
pheasant - large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere
Argusianus, genus Argusianus - argus pheasants
Translations

Argus

[ˈɑːgəs] NArgos