Definitions for JASONˈdʒeɪ sən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ja•sonˈdʒeɪ sən(n.)

  1. a legendary Greek hero, the leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from King Aeëtes of Colchis with the help of Medea.

    Category: Mythology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jason(noun)

    (Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece

Wiktionary

  1. Jason(ProperNoun)

    The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.

  2. Jason(ProperNoun)

    ; it was very popular in the English-speaking world in the 1970s and the 1980s.

  3. Origin: From the Ἰάσων, from ἰάομαι. The Jason mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 17:5-9, Romans 16:21 ) is probably a Greek rendering of Joshua.

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  1. Jason

    Jason was an ancient Greek mythological hero who was famous for his role as the leader of the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos. He was married to the sorceress Medea. Jason appeared in various literature in the classical world of Greece and Rome, including the epic poem Argonautica and the tragedy Medea. In the modern world, Jason has emerged as a character in various adaptations of his myths, such as the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts and the 2000 TV miniseries of the same name. Jason has connections outside of the classical world, as he is seen as being the mythical founder of the city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jason

    a mythological Greek hero, son of Æson, king of Iolcos; brought up by the centaur Chiron, was supplanted on the throne by his half-brother Pelias; undertook the leadership of the Argonautic expedition, assisted by Medea in this enterprise; he took her to wife, but cast her off for Creusa, whom Medea to avenge herself killed, with her father and her two sons by Jason, she herself escaping to Athens in a chariot drawn by winged dragons; Jason took refuge from her fury in the sanctuary of Poseidon near Corinth, where the timber of the ship Argo deposited there breaking up fell upon him and crushed him to death.

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  1. jason

    Jason is a common given name for a male. It comes from Greek Ἰάσων (Iasōn),[1] meaning "healer", from the verb ἰάομαι, iaomai, "heal", "cure",[2] cognate with Ἰασώ, Iasō, the goddess of healing[3] and ἰατρός, iatros, "healer", "physician".[4] Forms of related words have been attested in Greek from as far back as Mycenaen (in Linear B) and Arcadocypriot (in the Cypriot syllabary) Greek:

    Jason is a common given name for a male. It comes from Greek Ἰάσων (Iasōn),[1] meaning "healer", from the verb ἰάομαι, iaomai, "heal", "cure",[2] cognate with Ἰασώ, Iasō, the goddess of healing[3] and ἰατρός, iatros, "healer", "physician".[4] Forms of related words have been attested in Greek from as far back as Mycenaen (in Linear B) and Arcadocypriot (in the Cypriot syllabary) Greek:

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    Rank popularity for the word 'JASON' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4513


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