Definition of petasus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpedəsəs/
(also petasos)


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 the god Hermes.
Example sentences
  • In the copy the god is shown without Hermes's petasus and his attribute had to be changed to conform with Pliny's description of the statue by Euphranor.


Via Latin from Greek petasos.

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Syllabification: pet·a·sus

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