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Variant of aegis.


a rare spelling of aegis


or e•gis

(ˈi dʒɪs)

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.egis - armor plate that protects the chestegis - 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
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Egis was established in Budapest, Hungary, in 1913.
Additionally, Egis has seven indirect subsidiaries, all of which are in Hungary, and 20 representative offices across the world.
Although the FAA has sponsored, in part, the development of Thermedics' detection technology, this is the first time that the FAA has bought EGIS systems for operational demonstration.