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Variant of aegis.
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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]
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|Noun||1.||egis - 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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