Definition of petasus in English:



(also petasos)
  • 1A hat with a low crown and broad brim, worn in ancient Greece.

    • ‘Due to a condition I have with my eyes, I have to wear a wide brimmed hat at all times. For this reason, I went in search for an accurate straw petasus hat that I could wear while doing Roman events.’
    1. 1.1Greek Mythology A winged petasus worn by the god Hermes.
      • ‘In the copy the god is shown without Hermes's petasus and his attribute had to be changed to conform with Pliny's description of the statue by Euphranor.’



/ˈpedəsəs/ /ˈpɛdəsəs/


Via Latin from Greek petasos.