来自词根aig, 羊，同amnion, 羊膜。希腊神话中天神宙斯由母山羊养大，为答谢母山羊养育之恩，宙斯赋予其神力。由此母山羊皮制成的盾坚固无比，此盾后送给雅典娜。
- aegis:  The notion of ‘protection’ contained in this word goes back to classical mythology, in which one of the functions or attributes of the Greek god Zeus (and later of Roman Jupiter or Minerva) was the giving of protection. This was usually represented visually as a shield, traditionally held to be made of goatskin – hence Greek aigís, the name of the shield, came to be associated in the popular imagination with aix (aig- in its stem form), the Greek word for ‘goat’. English borrowed the word directly from Latin.
- aegis (n.)
- "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" (cognates: 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.
The goatskin would be worn with the two forelegs tied in front of the wearer's breast, or possibly with the head passed through an opening made at the neck, by the removal of the animal's head. [F. Warre Cornish, ed., "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities," London, 1898]
- 1. The space programme will continue under the aegis of the armed forces.
- 2. Simulation experiments are used to verify the validity of Aegis.
- 3. She went to Sheffield University as a lecturer, under the aegis of Boris Ford.
- 4. A child whose welfare is now under the aegis of the courts.
- 5. A conference under the aegis of the United Nations.
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