Definition of aegis in English:
- As a quasi-governmental organization, it enjoys protection under the aegis of HM Government.
- These facilities are hidden in various ways, frequently coming under the aegis of innocuous organizations.
- That piece of evidence is the document produced under the aegis of the UN Security Council.
- Here the goddess wears her high-crested helmet, and a himation replaces her aegis over the peplos.
- Athena wears her high-crested Attic helmet, a colorful and embroidered peplos, and her aegis.
- That's why he let her use his insignia: the terrible shield, the aegis and his devastating weapon, the ray.
Early 17th century (denoting armor or a shield, especially that of a god): via Latin from Greek aigis 'shield of Zeus'.
An aegis was originally a piece of armour or a shield, especially that of a god. The word came into English via Latin from Greek aigis ‘shield of Zeus’. It is now often used in the phrase under the aegis of meaning ‘under the protection of’.
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