αἰγίς

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Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but probably from αἴξ (aíks, goat), as in a goat-skin shield. Has also been connected to ἀΐσσω (aḯssō, to move violently) and Sanskrit एजति (éjati, to tremble, shake).

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αἰγῐ́ς (aigís) (genitive αἰγίδος) f, third declension

  1. the aegis a shield of Zeus or cloak of Athena
    1. a goat-skin coat
  2. a rushing storm, hurricane
  3. a yellow kernel in the pith of the pine
  4. a speck in the eye

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