Gender Masculine
Scripts Πήγασος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. PEHG-ə-səs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek Πήγασος (Pegasos), possibly either from πηγός (pegos) meaning "strong" or πηγαῖος (pegaios) meaning "from a water spring". In Greek mythology Pegasus was the winged horse that sprang from the blood of Medusa after she was killed by Perseus. There is a constellation in the northern sky named after the horse.


Entry updated May 29, 2020