Pegasus

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Pegasi), from Greek Pēgasos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pegasus was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Pegasus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pegasus. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Pegasus

noun

Peg·​a·​sus ˈpeg-ə-səs How to pronounce Pegasus (audio)
: a group of stars that is located just north of Aquarius and Pisces and that is recognized by four bright stars in the form of a large square
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