Petasus Pet"a*sus, n. [L., from Gr. ?.] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) The winged cap of Mercury; also, a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat worn by Greeks and Romans. [1913 Webster]

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  • PETASUS — pileus Thessalicus. Sueton. in Aug. c. 82. Dominon nisi petastaus sub Dio conspiciebatur. Erant autem istiusmodi pilei marginati ac arcendo Soli apprime accommodi, quales nostrates galeri sunt: cum communes pilei margine carerent, sicut ii, in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Petasus — is a sun hat of Thessalian origin worn by the ancient Greeks, often in combination with the chlamys cape. As a winged hat it became the symbol of Hermes, the Greek mythological messenger god (Roman equivalent Mercury). Also spelled petasos, it… …   Wikipedia

  • petasus — noun see petasos …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petasus — /pet euh seuhs/, n., pl. petasuses. 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, petasos /pet euh seuhs, sos /. [1590 1600; < L < Gk pétasos, akin to… …   Universalium

  • PETASUS —    the winged cap of the god Mercury …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • petasus — [ pɛtəsəs] noun a hat with a low crown and broad brim, worn in ancient Greece. ↘Greek Mythology a winged hat of this type worn by the god Hermes. Origin via L. from Gk petasos …   English new terms dictionary

  • petasus — pet·a·sus …   English syllables

  • petasus — pet•a•sus [[t]ˈpɛt ə səs[/t]] n. pl. sus•es anq+clo a broad brimmed hat worn by ancient Greeks, often represented as a winged hat worn by Hermes • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L < Gk pétasos, akin to petannýnai to spread out …   From formal English to slang

  • petasus — /ˈpɛtəsəs/ (say petuhsuhs) noun a low crowned, broad brimmed hat worn by ancient Greeks and Romans, often represented as worn by Hermes or Mercury. {Latin, from Greek petasos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • petasus — n. 1 an ancient Greek hat with a low crown and broad brim, esp. (in Greek mythology) as worn by Hermes. 2 the winged hat of Hermes. Etymology: L f. Gk petasos …   Useful english dictionary

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