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[buh-ler-uh-fon] /bəˈlɛr əˌfɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a Corinthian hero who, mounted on Pegasus, killed the Chimera.
Also, Bellerophontes
[buh-ler-uh-fon-teez] /bəˌlɛr əˈfɒn tiz/ (Show IPA)
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Bellerophontic, adjective Unabridged
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(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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