[ es-kyuh-ley-pee-uhs or, especially British, ee-skuh- ]
/ ˌɛs kyəˈleɪ pi əs or, especially British, ˌi skə- /
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the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing.
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Words nearby Aesculapius
aery, aes, Aeschines, Aeschylus, Aesculapian, Aesculapius, Aesir, Aesop, Aesopian, Aesop's fables, aesthesia
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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.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Aesculapius raised him to life, however, and Diana concealed him in the grove of Aricia under the name of Virbius.The Aeneid of Virgil|Virgil
His friend Giese speaks of him as a very skilful physician, and even calls him a second AEsculapius.Catholic Churchmen in Science|James J. Walsh
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.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for Aesculapius
/ (ˌiːskjʊˈleɪpɪəs) /
the Roman god of medicine or healingGreek counterpart: Asclepius
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