Origin of aegis
Examples from the Web for aegis
Not every advice giver works under the aegis of an organization.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Greenwald did come here under the aegis of [Dotcom],” says John Armstrong, political columnist for The New Zealand Herald.Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election|Lennox Samuels|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The biggest naval export program is the Aegis fire control system.Why the World’s Armies Don’t Want U.S. Tech Anymore|Bill Sweetman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tokyo also sent one of its Aegis destroyers to the Sea of Japan on April 3.Japan Prepares to Shoot North Korean Missiles Out of the Sky|Angela Erika Kubo, Jake Adelstein|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Under the aegis of the World Trade Organization, companies could feel secure that they could sell their goods all over the globe.
The shadow rose and climbed up the Acropolis, on which the shield of Pallas still gleamed as the aegis of the city.Historical Miniatures|August Strindberg
Further, great mystery shrouds the particulars of their overthrow when the aegis of the Roman authority was withdrawn.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
On the other hand, the better Athenians throw their aegis over the better class in the allied cities.
Religious freedom has thriven under the aegis of Progress; monasticism can make no appeal to it.
Monasticism, for instance, throve under its aegis, while liberty of conscience had no chance.
British Dictionary definitions for aegis
sometimes US egis
Word Origin for aegis
Word Origin and History for aegis
"protection," 1793, from Latin aegis, from Greek Aigis, the name of the shield of Zeus, said by Herodotus to be related to aix (genitive aigos) "goat," from PIE *aig- "goat" (cf. Sanskrit ajah, Lithuanian ozys "he-goat"), as the shield was of goatskin. Athene's aigis was a short goat-skin cloak, covered with scales, set with a gorgon's head, and fringed with snakes. The exact use and purpose of it is not now clear.
The goatskin would be worn with the two forelegs tied in front of the wearer's breast, or possibly with the head passed through an opening made at the neck, by the removal of the animal's head. [F. Warre Cornish, ed., "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities," London, 1898]