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Aesculapius

[es-kyuh-ley-pee-uh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-] /ˌɛs kyəˈleɪ pi əs or, esp. British, ˌi skə-/
noun
1.
the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing.
Compare Asclepius.
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  • "A lean chicken to Aesculapius," whispered the grammateus to Althea.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Aesculapius reigned paramount in the premises at Fairladies.

    Red Gauntlet Sir Walter Scott
  • By an easy transition the laurel became sacred also to Aesculapius.

    The Sacred Tree J. H. Philpot
  • I thought that with your prescription you were to be the Aesculapius.

  • She was punished with death indeed; but her son was Aesculapius.

  • He wants to masquerade as an Aesculapius, and so has started this consumption theory.

    Ivanoff Anton Checkov
  • Let us then receive these things, as well as those which Aesculapius prescribes.

    Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • His friend Giese speaks of him as a very skilful physician, and even calls him a second Aesculapius.

  • My Aesculapius laughingly said, he would not offer to attend upon a lady of quality, though he would answer for his young patient.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • There he achieved so great a reputation that his contemporaries referred to him as a "second Aesculapius."

    The Popes and Science James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for Aesculapius

Aesculapius

/ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs/
noun
1.
the Roman god of medicine or healing Greek counterpart Asclepius
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