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ae·gis

also e·gis  (ē′jĭs)
n.
1. Protection: a child whose welfare is now under the aegis of the courts.
2. Sponsorship; patronage: a concert held under the aegis of the parents' association.
3. Guidance, direction, or control: "the Mamelukes, the warrior caste that ruled Egypt under the distant aegis of the Turkish sultan" (David A. Bell).
4. Greek Mythology The goatskin shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena. Athena's shield carried at its center the head of Medusa.

[Latin, from Greek aigis, goatskin, skin shield, aegis, from aix, aig-, goat.]

aegis

(ˈiːdʒɪs) or

egis

n
1. sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of)
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin
[C18: from Latin, from Greek aigis shield of Zeus, perhaps related to aig-, stem of aix goat]

ae•gis

or e•gis

(ˈi dʒɪs)

n.
1. sponsorship; auspices: a concert under the aegis of the Women's Club.
2. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon.
3. protection; support: under the imperial aegis.
[1695–1705; < Latin < Greek aigís]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aegis - kindly endorsement and guidanceaegis - kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
endorsement, indorsement - the act of endorsing; "a star athlete can make a lot of money from endorsements"
2.aegis - armor plate that protects the chestaegis - armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
plastron - a metal breastplate that was worn under a coat of mail

aegis

noun support, backing, wing, favour, protection, shelter, sponsorship, patronage, advocacy, auspices, guardianship The space programme will continue under the aegis of the armed forces.

aegis

noun
Aid or support given by a patron:
auspice (often used in plural), backing, patronage, patronization, sponsorship.
Translations

aegis

egis (US) [ˈiːdʒɪs] N under the aegis of (= protection) → bajo la tutela de; (= patronage) → patrocinado por, bajo los auspicios or (frm) la égida de

aegis

[ˈiːdʒɪs] n
under the aegis of → sous l'égide de

aegis

nÄgide f (geh); under the aegis ofunter der Ägide (geh)or Schirmherrschaft von

aegis

[ˈiːdʒɪs] n (frm) under the aegis ofsotto l'egida di
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For the short turn-of-the-century pull, we live and will live in the face of a situation described a generation ago by Harold Isaacs in his appropriately named Idols of the Tribe: there is a massive, convulsive in gathering of peoples (usually under religious aegises and auspices) into their separatenesses and overagainstnesses, to protect their pride and power and place from the real or presumed threat of others who are thinking and acting as they are but in different groups.