[ es-kyuh-ley-pee-uhs or, especially British, ee-skuh- ]

  1. the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing.

Words Nearby Aesculapius Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Aesculapius in a sentence

  • No, I'm only going to save the reputation of Aesculapius by giving him a prescription got from a quack to give to a goose.

  • Aesculapius raised him to life, however, and Diana concealed him in the grove of Aricia under the name of Virbius.

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

  • We commonly say that Aesculapius has prescribed riding for one patient, walking for another, a cold bath for a third.

  • The first great physician among the Greeks was Aesculapius, of whom, however, we have only traditions.

British Dictionary definitions for Aesculapius


/ (ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs) /

  1. the Roman god of medicine or healing: Greek counterpart: Asclepius

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