Pegasus

[ peg-uh-suh s ]
/ ˈpɛg ə səs /

noun, genitive Peg·a·si [peg-uh-sahy] /ˈpɛg əˌsaɪ/ for 2.

Classical Mythology. a winged horse, created from the blood of Medusa, that opened the spring of Hippocrene with a stroke of its hoof, and that carried Bellerophon in his attack on the Chimera.
Astronomy. the Winged Horse, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquarius.

Related forms

Pe·ga·si·an [puh-gey-see-uh n] /pəˈgeɪ si ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pegasus (1 of 2)

Pegasus

1
/ (ˈpɛɡəsəs) /

noun

Greek myth an immortal winged horse, which sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa and enabled Bellerophon to achieve many great deeds as his rider

British Dictionary definitions for pegasus (2 of 2)

Pegasus

2
/ (ˈpɛɡəsəs) /

noun Latin genitive Pegasi (ˈpɛɡəˌsaɪ)

a constellation in the N hemisphere lying close to Andromeda and Pisces
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Science definitions for pegasus

Pegasus

[ pĕgə-səs ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Andromeda.
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Culture definitions for pegasus

Pegasus

[ (peg-uh-suhs) ]

In classical mythology, a winged horse, tamed by the hero Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given to him by Athena.

Note

As the flying horse of the Muses, Pegasus is a symbol of high-flying poetic imagination.
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