That is it. What would be the Greek for "Pigasus"? Does one simply replace the eta in "Πήγασος" for an iota?

By "Pigasus" I refer to this:


So, a transliteration into Koine Greek would be just great!

Thanks in advance for your help.

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You could certainly replace the eta with an iota, as you suggest, yielding Πίγασος. Alternatively, if you want to reflect the wordplay of the English somewhat, you could do something like Πηγασῦς, replacing the σος element of the usual word with σῦς, an alternate form of ὗς (which, at least in Homer, can refer to the domestic pig, even though it refers to the wild swine elsewhere).

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