Synonyms for aegis

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Will she refuse to protect with her aegis the most humble of her adorers?

So now he felt secure, under the aegis of the Press, and the wing of the "Gosshawk."

She is to have her piano and he is to write a book under her aegis.

But he knew not at all the intent of Zeus who holds the aegis.

All national and local elections since 1945 have been held under the aegis of the Democratic Front.

No diplomatic pressure was put upon Vienna, which under the aegis of Berlin was allowed to go to any lengths against Servia.

New arts and industries would spring up under the aegis of the local associations.

In Homer he frequently appears on the field, like Ares and Athene, bearing the aegis to frighten the foe.

She still wore the cestus of her ancient witchcraft; but the diadem of Juno was on her brow, and the aegis of Pallas in her hand.

How the cultivator of the soil operates his farm is—under the aegis of St. Private Property—his own business.

WORD ORIGIN

"protection," 1793, from Latin aegis, from Greek Aigis, the name of the shield of Zeus, said by Herodotus to be related to aix (genitive aigos) "goat," from PIE *aig- "goat" (cf. Sanskrit ajah, Lithuanian ozys "he-goat"), as the shield was of goatskin. Athene's aigis was a short goat-skin cloak, covered with scales, set with a gorgon's head, and fringed with snakes. The exact use and purpose of it is not now clear.

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