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[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Pegasus, the mythical winged horse

Proper noun

Pegasus

  1. (zoology): A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.

English

Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Ed.):Myths Every Child Should Know (1914) (1)

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] < Ancient Greek Πήγασος (Pegasos), from πηγή (pege), a spring, fount.

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Pegasus

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Pegasus

  1. (Greek mythology) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body 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 rode Pegasus when he defeated the Chimaera.
  2. (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.

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Proper noun

Pegasus (stem Pegasu-*)

  1. (astronomy) The constellation Pegasus.

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