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Words nearby egis
Definition for egis (2 of 2)
[ ee-jis ]
/ ˈi dʒɪs /
Classical Mythology. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon.
protection; support: under the imperial aegis.
sponsorship; auspices: a debate under the aegis of the League of Women Voters.
Origin of aegis
1695–1705; < Latin < Greek aigís shield of Zeus or Athena, probably from aig- (stem of aíx goat) + -is noun suffix, from a type of shield made of goatskin
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British Dictionary definitions for egis (1 of 2)
/ (ˈiːdʒɪs) /
a rare spelling of aegis
British Dictionary definitions for egis (2 of 2)
sometimes US egis
/ (ˈiːdʒɪs) /
sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of)
Greek myth the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin
Word Origin for aegis
C18: from Latin, from Greek aigis shield of Zeus, perhaps related to aig-, stem of aix goat
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