[ buh-ler-uh-fon ]
/ bəˈlɛr əˌfɒn /

noun Classical Mythology.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bellerophon


/ (bəˈlɛrəˌfɒn) /


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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