Aegis - #501

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Feb 02 2019 17

Today’s word of the day is aegis, A-E-G-I-S. Aegis is a noun that means protection.

Although aegis comes directly from Latin, its true origin is in Greek mythology. The word began life as a reference to the shield of Athena. From there, aegis came to refer to a form of protection from a respected mentor. 

Under the aegis of the coach, I was allowed to skip a few days of practice. Without the coach’s permission I might have gotten into serious trouble. 

Once again, aegis is spelled A-E-G-I-S.