Jason
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdʒeɪsən/
Proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) The leader of the Argonauts, who retrieved the Golden Fleece from king Aeetes of Colchis, for his uncle Pelias.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      , Scene II:
      I know he will be glad of our success: / We are the Jasons, we have won the fleece.
  2. A male given name.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Acts 17:6-7 ↗:
      And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.
    • 1984 Sue Townsend, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, Methuen 1985, ISBN 0413588106, page 49:
      The new prince left the hospital today. My father is hoping that he will be called George, after him. My mother said that it's time the Royal Family came up to date and called the Prince Brett or Jason.
Related terms Translations
  • French: Jason
  • Italian: Giasone
  • Portuguese: Jasão
  • Russian: Ясо́н
  • Spanish: Jasón
Translations
  • French: Jason
  • German: Jason
  • Italian: Giasone
  • Portuguese: Jasão, Jason
  • Russian: Ясо́н
  • Spanish: Jasón, Yeison
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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