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[es-kyuh-ley-pee-uh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-]
  1. the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing.
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Examples from the Web for aesculapius

Historical Examples of aesculapius

  • "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.

British Dictionary definitions for aesculapius


  1. the Roman god of medicine or healingGreek counterpart: Asclepius
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