Definition of Aegis

1. Noun. Kindly endorsement and guidance. "The tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"

Exact synonyms: Auspices, Protection
Generic synonyms: Endorsement, Indorsement

2. Noun. Armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass.

Definition of Aegis

1. Noun. A mythological shield associated with Zeus and Athena shown as a short cloak consisting of a goatskin. The aegis of Athena is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center. The aegis is more an emblem of protection and power than an actual military shield. ¹

2. Noun. Protection, guidance. Usually used as ''‘under the aegis’'' because of its origin as protection of the shield of Athena. ¹

3. Noun. Endorsement. ¹

4. Noun. Sponsorship. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aegis

1. protection [n -GISES] - See also: protection

Medical Definition of Aegis

1. A shield or protective armor; applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also A shield; a protection. Origin: L. Aegis, fr. Gr. A goat skin, a shield, goat, or fr. To rush. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aegis

aefald
aefauld
aegicrane
aegicranes
aegides
aegilops
aegilopses
aegipan
aegipanes
aegipans
aegir
aegirine
aegirines
aegirite
aegirites
aegises
aeglogue
aeglogues
aegophony
aegrotat
aegrotats
aegyptianellosis
aelotropic
aelurophil
aelurophile
aelurophiles
aelurophils
aelurophobe
aelurophobes

Literary usage of Aegis

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Their aegis was God —Sholem Asch, The Apostle. 1943 It is urged that motion pictures do not fall within the First Amendment's aegis —Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. ..."

2. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1896)
"593, Zeus is said to take the tasselled gleaming aegis, and to cover Ida in clouds, ... But the aegis is not said to cause the cloud or the thunder; ..."

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