Aegis Definition

ējĭs
noun
Protection.
A child whose welfare is now under the aegis of the courts.
American Heritage
A shield borne by Zeus and, later, by his daughter Athena and occasionally by Apollo.
Webster's New World
Sponsorship; patronage.
A concert held under the aegis of the parents' association.
American Heritage
A protection.
Webster's New World
Guidance, direction, or control.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Aegis

Noun

Singular:
aegis
Plural:
aegides, aegises

Origin of Aegis

  • From Latin aegis, from Ancient Greek αἰγίς (aigis, “goatskin”, “shield of Athena”), from αἴξ (aix, “goat”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from Greek aigis goatskin, skin shield, aegis from aix aig- goat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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