petasos


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pet·a·sos

or pet·a·sus  (pĕt′ə-səs)
n.
1. A wide-brimmed hat worn by ancient Greeks and Romans.
2. Greek Mythology The winged hat of Hermes.

[Greek; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]
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