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petasus

[ pet-uh-suhs ]
/ 藞p蓻t 蓹 s蓹s /
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noun, plural pet路a路sus路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路a路sos [pet-uh-suhs, -sos]. /藞p蓻t 蓹 s蓹s, -藢s蓲s/.

Origin of petasus

1590鈥1600; <Latin <Greek p茅tasos, akin to petann媒nai to spread out
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British Dictionary definitions for petasus

petasus

petasos (藞p蓻t蓹s蓹s, -藢s蓲s)

/ (藞p蓻t蓹s蓹s) /

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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