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argonaut (AR-go-not) noun
A person who is in a dangerous but rewarding quest; adventurer.
[From Latin Argonauta (a crewman of the ship Argo), from Greek Argonautes, from Argo (the ship, named after its builder, Argus) + nautes (sailor), from naus (ship). In Greek Mythology, an Argonaut was a member of the group of people who sailed with Jason on the ship Argo in search of the Golden Fleece.]
"In essence, these argonauts of the local competitive rebirth were on the
same difficult side of the financial coin as their early 20th century
Whoever heard of a hundred thousand animals rushing together to butcher each other, as men do everywhere [during war]?" -Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)
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