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petasus

[ pet-uh-suhs ]
/ 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.

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Also pet·a·sos [pet-uh-suhs, -sos]. /ˈpɛt ə səs, -ˌsɒs/.

Origin of petasus

1590–1600; <Latin <Greek pétasos, akin to petannýnai to spread out
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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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