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noun pet·a·sos \ˈpe-tə-səs\

Definition of petasos

  1. :  a broad-brimmed low-crowned hat worn by ancient Greeks and Romans; especially :  the winged hat of Hermes

Variants of petasos



play \ˈpe-tə-səs\

Origin and Etymology of petasos

Latin & Greek; Latin petasus, from Greek petasos; akin to Greek petannynai to spread out

First Known Use: 1577

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