petasos

noun

pet·​a·​sos ˈpe-tə-səs How to pronounce petasos (audio)
variants or petasus
: a broad-brimmed low-crowned hat worn by ancient Greeks and Romans
especially : the winged hat of Hermes

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of petasos was in 1577

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“Petasos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petasos. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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