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  1. plural of aegis
    • 1837, American Biblical Repository, The Biblical Repository and Classical Review, page 49:
      “The robe and aegides of the statues of Minerva the Greeks have made in imitation of the Lybians, for except that the robe among the Lybians is of leather and the fringes of the aegis§ are not serpents but strips of leather, the adorning is entirely the same. And the very name is an acknowledgement that the vesture of the palladium is derived from Lybia, for the Lybian women put around the robe their goat skins tasselled and stained with madder (ἐρευθεδάνω) and from these goat skins, (ἐχ δὲ τῶν αἰγἑων τουτἑων) the Greeks have taken the word aegis.”
    • 1931, John Garrow Duncan, Digging Up Biblical History: Recent Archæology in Palestine and Its Bearing on the Old Testament, page 235:
      The outside string is balls of carnelian. The centre figure is Hathor in ivory. Beneath it is a necklace of “blue-glaze aegides of []
    • 1955, South African Association for the Advancement of Science, South African Journal of Science, page 239:
      [] metal face-masks that are occasionally worn as plastrons by suncult kings in Africa. Wainwright remarks that similar things have been called aegides.1
    • 1958, University of Pennsylvania University Museum, University Museum Bulletin, page 32:
      We normally do not attempt to record in the Bulletin those publications of the staff which appear under other aegides, but this is of such general interest []
    • 1972, William Ridgeway, The Origin of Tragedy: With Special Reference to the Greek Tragedians, chapter 2 — The Rise of Attic Tragedy, page 90:
      Herodotus compared the goat-skin dresses (aegides) of the Libyan women in his own day to the aegis of Athena, the only difference being that whilst the former had leathern fringes, that of the goddess had one of snakes.
      Such aegides were still worn by the Lycians serving in the host of Xerxes, who according to Herodotus were emigrants from Crete.



Etymology 1Edit

Regularly declined forms of aegis.



aegidēs f

  1. nominative plural of aegis
  2. accusative plural of aegis
  3. vocative plural of aegis

Etymology 2Edit

From the Ancient Greek αἰγῐ́δες (aigídes), regularly declined forms of αἰγῐ́ς (aigís), whence aegis.



aegides f

  1. nominative plural of aegis
  2. vocative plural of aegis


  • aegides in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers