- 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.
- (genus): Vertebrata - subphylum; Gnathostomata - infraphylum; Osteichthyes - superclass; Actinopterygii - class; Neopterygii - subclass; Teleostei - infraclass; Acanthopterygii - superorder; Gasterosteiformes - order; Pegasidae - family
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From Latin, from Ancient Greek Πήγασος (Pegasos), traditionally associated with πηγή (pege, “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.
- (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.
- (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.
Pegasus (plural Pegasi)
- (historical) A coin of ancient Corinth, with a winged horse depicted on the obverse.
Declension of Pegasus (type vastaus)