petasus

[ pet-uh-suh s ]
/ ˈpɛt ə səs /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. petaloid,
  2. petalous,
  3. petaluma,
  4. petard,
  5. petasos,
  6. petaurist,
  7. petavius,
  8. petcock,
  9. pete,
  10. petechia

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

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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

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