An example of Pegasus is the constellation named after the winged horse in Greek mythology.
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Origin of pegasus
- Middle English from Latin Pēgasus from Greek Pēgasos
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin, from Ancient Greek Πήγασος (Pegasos), traditionally associated with πηγή (pege, “spring, fountain, fountain fed by a spring"), especially used to denote springs of Ocean, where Perseus killed Medusa, from whose blood Pegasus sprang. Some have dismissed this as folk etymology and suggest a pre-Greek origin because of the -ασος suffix.
- From the mythical Pegasus.