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Pegasus

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noun Peg·a·sus \ˈpe-gə-səs\

Definition of Pegasus

  1. 1 :  a winged horse that causes the stream Hippocrene to spring from Mount Helicon with a blow of his hoof

  2. 2 archaic :  poetic inspiration

  3. 3 :  a northern constellation near the vernal equinoctial point



Origin of pegasus

Latin (genitive Pegasi), from Greek Pēgasos


First Known Use: 14th century


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