An example of aegis is a foster child being under the care of a child welfare agency; he is “under the aegis” of the child welfare agency.
An example of aegis is a marathon being sponsored by a major organization.
An example of aegis is a play being led by a director.
A child whose welfare is now under the aegis of the courts.
A concert held under the aegis of the parents' association.
Origin of aegis
- Latin from Greek aigis goatskin, skin shield, aegis from aix aig- goat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin aegis, from Ancient Greek αἰγίς (aigis, “goatskin”, “shield of Athena”), from αἴξ (aix, “goat”).