Etymology
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Jason

masc. proper name, from Greek Eason, from Hebrew Yehoshua, a common name among Hellenistic Jews (see Joshua). In Greek mythology, son of Aeson, leader of the Argonauts, from Latin Jason, from Greek Iason, perhaps related to iasthai "to heal" (see -iatric). The names were somewhat merged in Christian Greek.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Jason from WordNet

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