petasos


petasos

petasus [pet-uh-suh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural pet·a·sus·es. a broad-brimmed hat worn by ancient Greek travelers and hunters, often represented in art as a winged hat worn by Hermes or Mercury. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also pet·a·sos [pet-uh-suh s, -sos] /ˈpɛt ə səs, -ˌsɒs/. Origin of petasus 1590–1600; Latin Greek pétasos, akin to petannýnai to spread out Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petasos Historical Examples of petasos

  • A boy emerging into manhood leaves his petasos and strigil and chlamys to Hermes, the god of games.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • Another kind of cradle, in the form of a shoe, is shown containing the infant Hermes, recognizable by his petasos.

    Museum of Antiquity

    L. W. Yaggy

  • No. 53, a figure wearing a petasos, does not appear in the plate of Michaelis.

    A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)

    A. H. Smith

  • One of these (No. 17) wears the petasos, a flapping, broad-brimmed hat used by travellers.

    A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)

    A. H. Smith

  • Youthful beardless head wearing a petasos and looking to the right.

    A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)

    A. H. Smith

  • British Dictionary definitions for petasos petasus petasos (ˈpɛtəsəs, -ˌsɒs) noun a broad-brimmed hat worn by the ancient Greeks, such as one with wings on either side as traditionally worn by Mercury Word Origin for petasus C16: via Latin from Greek petasos Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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