Pegasus

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Translingual[edit]

Pegasus lancifer

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Latin Pegasus (mythical white winged stallion of Medusa and Poseidon)

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Pegasus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Pegasidae — small fish with pectoral fins and body covered with hard, bony plates, from the East Indies and China.

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Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Ed.):Myths Every Child Should Know (1914) (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek Πήγασος (Pḗgasos), traditionally associated with πηγή (pēgḗ, spring, fountain, fountain fed by a spring), especially used to denote springs of Ocean, where Perseus killed Medusa, from whose blood Pegasus sprang. Some have dismissed this as folk etymology and suggest a pre-Greek origin because of the -ασος suffix.

Proper noun[edit]

Pegasus

  1. (Greek mythology) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the blood of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. Bellerophon tamed and rode upon Pegasus when he defeated the Chimaera.
  2. (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, near the vernal equinoctial point, said to resemble the mythical horse. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus. It contains the stars Markab and Algenib.

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Pegasus (plural Pegasi)

  1. (historical) A coin of ancient Corinth, with a winged horse depicted on the obverse.
    • 2007 February 15, R. J. A. Talbert, Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily: 344-317 B.C., Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521034135, OL 7715039M, page 167:
      Confidence in Corinthian Pegasi grew up in the Greek zone of the island in such a way that Pegasi became the accepted coin of the realm.

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Pegasus m

  1. (Greek mythology) Pegasus
  2. (astronomy) Pegasus

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Pegasus

  1. (astronomy) The constellation Pegasus.

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