Πήγασος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Proper noun[edit]

Πήγᾰσος (Pḗgasosm (genitive Πηγᾰ́σου); second declension

  1. Pegasus

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References[edit]

  • Πήγασος in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Πήγασος in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,020