- a Corinthian hero who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera.
Also Bel·ler·o·phon·tes [buh-ler-uh-fon-teez] /bəˌlɛr əˈfɒn tiz/.
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Examples from the Web for bellerophon
The king did not read the letters for ten days after Bellerophon came to Lycia.
In a distant land was a brave young soldier named Bellerophon.
Bellerophon held up the bridle and for the first time Pegasus was caught.
"Just the thing," said Iobates to himself, and sent for Bellerophon.
These foreign-office documents are but Bellerophon letters,—born to betray.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
- Greek myth a hero of Corinth who performed many deeds with the help of the winged horse Pegasus, notably the killing of the monster Chimera
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Word Origin and History for bellerophon
Greek hero, from Latin form of Greek Bellerophontes, probably literally "killer of the demon Bellerus," from -phontes "killer of."
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