Bel·​ler·​o·​phon bə-ˈler-ə-fən How to pronounce Bellerophon (audio)
: a legendary Greek hero noted for killing the Chimera

Word History


borrowed from Latin Bellerophōn, borrowed from Greek Bellerophôn

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bellerophon was in 1561

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“Bellerophon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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