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Bellerophon

[buh-ler-uh-fon]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Corinthian hero who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera.
Also Bel·ler·o·phon·tes [buh-ler-uh-fon-teez] /bəˌlɛr əˈfɒn tiz/.
Related formsBel·ler·o·phon·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The king did not read the letters for ten days after Bellerophon came to Lycia.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • In a distant land was a brave young soldier named Bellerophon.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Bellerophon held up the bridle and for the first time Pegasus was caught.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • "Just the thing," said Iobates to himself, and sent for Bellerophon.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • These foreign-office documents are but Bellerophon letters,—born to betray.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for bellerophon

Bellerophon

noun
  1. 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

Bellerophon

Greek hero, from Latin form of Greek Bellerophontes, probably literally "killer of the demon Bellerus," from -phontes "killer of."

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