Pegasus

noun
Peg·​a·​sus | \ ˈpe-gə-səs How to pronounce Pegasus (audio) \

Definition of Pegasus

1 : a winged horse that causes the stream Hippocrene to spring from Mount Helicon with a blow of his hoof
2 archaic : poetic inspiration
3 : a northern constellation near the vernal equinoctial point

First Known Use of Pegasus

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Pegasus

Latin (genitive Pegasi), from Greek Pēgasos

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“Pegasus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pegasus. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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