Pegasus

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See also: pegasus and Pégasus

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Etymology[edit]

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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English[edit]

Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Myths Every Child Should Know, edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie (1914).
Map of the Pegasus constellation.
Pegasus on a stater of Corinth, circa 400–375 BCE.

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) A constellation of the northern sky, near the vernal equinoctial point, representing the winged horse. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the asterism of the Great Square of Pegasus.

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  • (constellation): Peg (abbreviated form), Pegasi (Latin genitive form)

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Noun[edit]

Pegasus (plural Pegasi)

  1. (historical) A coin of ancient Corinth, with a winged horse depicted on the obverse.
    • 2007 February 15, Talbert, R. J. A., Timoleon and the Revival of Greek Sicily: 344-317 B.C., Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, 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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Proper noun[edit]

Pegasus m

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

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɡɑsus/, [ˈpe̞ɡɑs̠us̠]

Proper noun[edit]

Pegasus

  1. (astronomy) The constellation Pegasus.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Pegasus (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative Pegasus
genitive Pegasuksen
partitive Pegasusta
illative Pegasukseen
singular plural
nominative Pegasus
accusative nom. Pegasus
gen. Pegasuksen
genitive Pegasuksen
partitive Pegasusta
inessive Pegasuksessa
elative Pegasuksesta
illative Pegasukseen
adessive Pegasuksella
ablative Pegasukselta
allative Pegasukselle
essive Pegasuksena
translative Pegasukseksi
instructive
abessive Pegasuksetta
comitative

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Latin[edit]

Bellerophon mounted on Pegasus vanquishing the Chimera, restored central medallion of a large Roman mosaic found in 1830 in Autun (Saône-et-Loire, France).

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Πήγασος (Pḗgasos).

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Proper noun[edit]

Pēgasus m (genitive Pēgasī); second declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Pegasus
  2. A Roman cognomen — famously held by:
    1. (Lucius?) Plotius Pegasus (a Roman senator and jurisconsult active under the Flavian dynasty)

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
Nominative Pēgasus
Genitive Pēgasī
Dative Pēgasō
Accusative Pēgasum
Ablative Pēgasō
Vocative Pēgase

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