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1. Greek Mythology A winged horse that with a stroke of his hoof caused the fountain Hippocrene to spring forth from Mount Helicon.
2. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Andromeda.
[Middle English, from Latin Pēgasus, from Greek Pēgasos.]
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth an immortal winged horse, which sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa and enabled Bellerophon to achieve many great deeds as his rider
n, Latin genitive Pegasi (ˈpɛɡəˌsaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying close to Andromeda and Pisces
Peg•a•sus(ˈpɛg ə səs)
n. gen. -si (-ˌsaɪ) for 2.
1. a winged horse of Greek myth.
2. the Winged Horse, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Aquarius.
Pe•ga•si•an (pəˈgeɪ si ən) adj.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Andromeda.
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|Noun||1.||Pegasus - (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|2.||Pegasus - a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces|