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 ἀργοί” Il. 1.50, 18.283, cf. D.S.4.41, Corn.ND16.
2. white, Arist.Top.149a7.
II. parox. as pr. n., Ἄργος, ὁ, 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.）