petasus

[ pet-uh-suhs ]

noun,plural pet·a·sus·es.
  1. a broad-brimmed hat worn by ancient Greek travelers and hunters, often represented in art as a winged hat worn by Hermes or Mercury.

Origin of petasus

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1590–1600; <Latin <Greek pétasos, akin to petannýnai to spread out
  • Also pet·a·sos [pet-uh-suhs, -sos]. /ˈpɛt ə səs, -ˌsɒs/.

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British Dictionary definitions for petasus

petasus

petasos (ˈpɛtəsəs, -ˌsɒs)

/ (ˈpɛtəsəs) /


noun
  1. a broad-brimmed hat worn by the ancient Greeks, such as one with wings on either side as traditionally worn by Mercury

Origin of petasus

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C16: via Latin from Greek petasos

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