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.
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 petasus Historical Examples of petasus
It is the Petasus of Hermes—the mist of morning over the dew.
And one of them had a petasus and a golden caduceus, and the other had a trumpet.
Of motion is often born inspiration—Hermes, god of oratory, is represented with petasus and talaria—and I am enjoying motion.
John Augustus O’Shea
On his head he wore a petasus of hyacinthine hue, out of which sprang three peacock’s feathers.
As messenger of the gods he wears the Petasus and Talaria, and bears in his hand the Caduceus or herald’s staff.
British Dictionary definitions for petasus 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