See also: ægis
- (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) A mythological shield associated with the Greek deities Zeus and Athena (and their Roman counterparts Jupiter and Minerva) shown as a short cloak made of goatskin worn on the shoulders, more as an emblem of power and protection than a military shield. The aegis of Athena or Minerva is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center. [from early 17th c.]
- (figuratively) Usually as under the aegis: guidance, protection; endorsement, sponsorship.
- the aegis
- of Zeus or Jupiter
- of Athena or Minerva
- (transferred senses):
|Third declension, Greek type.
- aegis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- aegis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ægis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 72/1
- aegis in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia
- aegis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- aegis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
- “aegis” on page 63/1 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (1st ed., 1968–82)