Complete Definition of "Pegasus"

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Etymology
L. Pegasus, the mythical winged horse

Proper noun
Pegasus

  1. zoology: A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China.

English
Image:The-Winged-Horse.jpg|thumb|Pegasus and Bellerophon, from Mabie, Hamilton Wright (Ed.):Myths Every Child Should Know (1914) (1)
Etymology
From L. < AGr. polytonic|ΠήγαÏÎ¿Ï (Pegasos), from Ïηγή (pege), a spring, fount.

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. greekmyth A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. Bellerophon rode Pegasus when he defeated the Chimaera.
  2. constellation An autumn constellation of the northern sky, near the vernal equinoctial point, said to resemble the mythical horse. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus. It contains the stars Markab and Algenib.

Translations
trans-top|mythical winged horse
French: Pégase
German: Pegasos
Greek, Ancient: ΠήγαÏοÏ
Italian: Pegaso
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Portuguese: Pégaso m
Russian: ÐегаÑ
Spanish: Pegaso
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trans-top|constellation
Finnish: Pegasus
French: Pégase
German: Pegasus
Italian: Pegaso
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Russian: ÐегаÑ
Spanish: Pegaso
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See also
Bellerophon
Enif

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