petasus

[ pet-uh-suh s ]
/ ˈpɛt ə səs /

noun, plural pet·a·sus·es.

a broad-brimmed hat worn by ancient Greek travelers and hunters, often represented in art as a winged hat worn by Hermes or Mercury.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum
Also pet·a·sos [pet-uh-suh s, -sos] /ˈpɛt ə səs, -ˌsɒs/.

Origin of petasus

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek pétasos, akin to petannýnai to spread out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for petasos

British Dictionary definitions for petasos

petasus

petasos (ˈpɛtəsəs, -ˌsɒs)

/ (ˈpɛtəsəs) /

noun

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

Word Origin for petasus

C16: via Latin from Greek petasos
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012