Definitions for aegis
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auspices, protection, aegisnoun
kindly endorsement and guidance
"the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
breastplate, aegis, egisnoun
armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
A mythological shield associated with Zeus and Athena shown as a short cloak consisting of a goatskin. The aegis of Athena is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center. The aegis is more an emblem of protection and power than an actual military shield.
Protection, guidance. Usually used as 'under the aegis' because of its origin as protection of the shield of Athena.
The aegis ( EE-jis; Ancient Greek: αἰγίς aigís), as stated in the Iliad, is a device carried by Athena and Zeus, variously interpreted as an animal skin or a shield and sometimes featuring the head of a Gorgon. There may be a connection with a deity named Aex or Aix, a daughter of Helios and a nurse of Zeus or alternatively a mistress of Zeus (Hyginus, Astronomica 2. 13).The modern concept of doing something "under someone's aegis" means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source. The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology and adopted by the Romans; there are parallels in Norse mythology and in Egyptian mythology as well, where the Greek word aegis is applied by extension.
Aegis refers to the protection, backing, or support of a certain person or organization. It is derived from Greek mythology, where it was described as a shield or breastplate symbolic of protection and power.
Aegis is a term used to refer either to protection or support given by a powerful person or organization, or to a device or symbol representing this. It originated from Greek mythology, referring to the shield carried by Zeus or Athena.
a shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection
Etymology: [L. aegis, fr. Gr. a'igi`s a goat skin, a shield, a'i`x goat, or fr. 'ai`:ssw to rush.]
The Aegis, as stated in the Iliad, is the shield or buckler or breastplate of Athena and Zeus, famously bearing Medusa's head, which, according to Homer was fashioned by Hephaestus "... and among them went bright-eyed Athene, holding the precious aegis which is ageless and immortal: a hundred tassels of pure gold hang fluttering from it, tight-woven each of them, and each the worth of a hundred oxen." The modern concept of doing something "under someone's aegis" means doing something under the protection of a powerful, knowledgeable, or benevolent source. The word aegis is identified with protection by a strong force with its roots in Greek mythology and adopted by the Romans; there are parallels in Norse mythology and in Egyptian mythology as well, where the Greek word aegis is applied by extension.
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(Ae′gis), the shield of Jupiter, so called because it was made of goat-skin.
“Where was thine Aegis Pallas that appall’d?” (Byron.)
“Tremendous, Gorgon frowned upon its field, And circling terrors filled the expressive shield.” “Full on the crest the Gorgon’s head they place, With eyes that roll in death, and with distorted face.” (Pope.)
The numerical value of aegis in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of aegis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
First of all, it's not under my aegis, secondly, you would have to expand the body called censorship dozens of times over in order to handle all of the existing WhatsApps groups.
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