auspices, protection, aegis

(noun) kindly endorsement and guidance; “the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council”

breastplate, aegis, egis

(noun) armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass

Source: WordNet® 3.1



aegis (plural aegises or aegides)

(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.

Synonyms: auspices, protection, patronage


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Source: Wiktionary

Æ"gis, n. Etym: [L. aegis, fr. Gr.

Definition: A shield or protective armor; -- applied in mythology to the shield of Jupiter which he gave to Minerva. Also fig.: A shield; a protection.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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30 May 2023


(adjective) bound with chains; “enchained demons strained in anger to gnaw on his bones”; “prisoners in chains”

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The earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking as the modern beverage appeared in modern-day Yemen. In the middle of the 15th century in Sufi shrines where coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed for drinking. The Yemenis procured the coffee beans from the Ethiopian Highlands.

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