Definition of petasus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛtəsəs/


1A hat with a low crown and broad brim, worn in ancient Greece.
Example sentences
  • Due to a condition I have with my eyes, I have to wear a wide brimmed hat at all times. For this reason, I went in search for an accurate straw petasus hat that I could wear while doing Roman events.
1.1 Greek Mythology A winged petasus worn by Hermes.
Example sentences
  • Hermes, with the petasus on his head, in a threatening attitude and with clenched fists, seems animated by a violent passion of anger or concupiscence.


Via Latin from Greek petasos.

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