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 (är′jīv′, -gīv′)
1. Of or relating to Argos or the ancient region of Argolis.
2. Of or relating to Greece or the Greeks.
A Greek, especially an inhabitant of Argos or Argolis.

[Latin Argīvus, from Greek Argeios, from Argos.]
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(ˈɑːdʒaɪv; -ɡaɪv)
1. (Peoples) (in Homer, Virgil, etc) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
2. (Historical Terms) (in Homer, Virgil, etc) of or relating to the Greeks besieging Troy, esp those from Argos
3. (Placename) of or relating to Argos or Argolis
4. (Placename) a literary word for Greek
5. (Peoples) an ancient Greek, esp one from Argos or Argolis
6. (Historical Terms) an ancient Greek, esp one from Argos or Argolis
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(ˈɑr dʒaɪv, -gaɪv)

1. of or pertaining to Argos.
2. (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek (def. 1).
3. a native or inhabitant of Argos.
4. (in the Iliad and Odyssey) Greek (def. 3).
[1590–1600; < Latin Argīvus < Greek Argeîos of Argos]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Argive - a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.Argive - of or relating to the ancient Greek city of Argos or its people
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References in classic literature ?
And he came to Tyndareus' bright city for the sake of the Argive maid who had the beauty of golden Aphrodite, and the sparkling eyes of the Graces; and the dark-faced daughter of Ocean, very lovely of form, bare her when she had shared the embraces of Zeus and the king Tyndareus in the bright palace....
And after golden-haired Menelaus he offered the greatest gifts of all the suitors, and very much he desired in his heart to be the husband of Argive Helen with the rich hair.
He sent no one to woo her in his place, but came himself in his black ship of many thwarts over the Ogylian sea across the dark wave to the home of wise Tyndareus, to see Argive Helen and that no one else should bring back for him the girl whose renown spread all over the holy earth.
Thus did we pass By places shadowed most with the night, And me, whom late the dart which enemies threw, Nor press of Argive routs could make amaz'd, Each whisp'ring wind hath power now to fray, And every sound to move my doubtful mind.
ISMENE To me, Antigone, no word of friends Has come, or glad or grievous, since we twain Were reft of our two brethren in one day By double fratricide; and since i' the night Our Argive leaguers fled, no later news Has reached me, to inspirit or deject.
1) Sunbeam, of all that ever dawn upon Our seven-gated Thebes the brightest ray, O eye of golden day, How fair thy light o'er Dirce's fountain shone, Speeding upon their headlong homeward course, Far quicker than they came, the Argive force; Putting to flight The argent shields, the host with scutcheons white.
In it was a shallow pool--a glimmering green sheet of water on whose banks nymphs might dance as blithely as ever they did on Argive hill or in Cretan dale.
He killed many Trojans and got much information before he reached the Argive camp, for all which things the Trojan women made lamentation, but for my own part I was glad, for my heart was beginning to yearn after my home, and I was unhappy about the wrong that Venus had done me in taking me over there, away from my country, my girl, and my lawful wedded husband, who is indeed by no means deficient either in person or understanding."
What endurance too, and what courage he displayed within the wooden horse, wherein all the bravest of the Argives were lying in wait to bring death and destruction upon the Trojans.
These, when they grew up, went to Ilius with the Argive fleet in the cause of Menelaus and Agamemnon sons of Atreus, and there they both of them fell.
Then Pallas Minerva put valour into the heart of Diomed, son of Tydeus, that he might excel all the other Argives, and cover himself with glory.
Then they rallied and again faced the Achaeans, but the Argives stood compact and firm, and were not driven back.