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ἀργός (A), ή, όν,
A.shining, glistening, of a goose, Od.15.161; of a sleek, well-fed ox, Il.23.30; in Hom. mostly in the phrase πόδας ἀργοί, of hounds, swift-footed, because all swift motion causes a kind of glancing or flickering light, 18.578, Od.2.11, etc.; “κύνες ἀργοίIl. 1.50, 18.283, cf. D.S.4.41, Corn.ND16.
2. white, Arist.Top.149a7.
II. parox. as pr. n., Ἄργος, , name of a dog, Swift-foot, Od. 17.292: also of the herdsman Argus (i.e. bright-eyed, A.Pr.567 (lyr.), Supp.305) who was so called from his eyes being ever open and bright. (By dissimilation from Α᾿ργρός, cf. Skt. ṛjrá-, = (1) shining, (2) swift, Vedic pr. n. [Rnull ]ji-śvan-, lit. = possessing κύνες ἀργοί.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (12):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 567
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 1
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 2
    • Aeschylus, Suppliant Maidens, 305
    • Homer, Iliad, 18.283
    • Homer, Iliad, 23.30
    • Homer, Odyssey, 15.161
    • Homer, Odyssey, 2.11
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 1 to Dionysus, 18.578
    • Homer, Iliad, 1.50
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.292
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 4.41
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