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petasos

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

or petasus play \ˈpe-tə-səs\

Origin of petasos

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


First Known Use: 1577


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