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Meaning of PEGASUS

Pronunciation:  'pegusus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) 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 high-flying imagination

PEGASUS is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: flying horse
 See Also: constellation, mythical being



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Peg"a*sus\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the
   body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for
   causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the
   inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount
   Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times,
   associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic

         Each spurs his jaded Pegasus apace.   --Byron.

2. (Astron.) A northen constellation near the vernal
   equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the
   brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral
   fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several
   species are known from the East Indies and China.

Computing Dictionary

1. A product to support internet searches, electronic mail, and usenet news.

2. An open source project run by the open group which implements a common information model (CIM) Object Manager.

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