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aegis

protection; support; sponsorship; auspices: The fundraising event was under the aegis of the Literary Arts Society.
Not to be confused with:
ages – epochs, eras, periods: Human nature has not changed a great deal throughout the ages.

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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Those citizens of the ocean feel sheltered under the aegis of an uncontested law, of an undisputed dynasty.
Jerry was even guilty of playing with children who happened at times to be under the Kennan aegis. Michael endured children for as long as they left him alone.
Yet the will of Zeus who holds the aegis is different at different times; and it is hard for mortal men to tell it; for if you should plough late, you may find this remedy -- when the cuckoo first calls (20) in the leaves of the oak and makes men glad all over the boundless earth, if Zeus should send rain on the third day and not cease until it rises neither above an ox's hoof nor falls short of it, then the late-plougher will vie with the early.
Being so trained, he walked on his four legs superior to them, two-legged though they were; for he had moved and lived always under the aegis of the great two-legged and be-trousered god, Mister Haggin.
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