Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Entry: aegis (n.)

In context: "...-aegis in the newly subsidized Year of the Whopper-..."

Definition: Originally: a protection or impregnable defence. Subsequently: the backing or support of a person or thing


Classical Mythol. A shield, piece of defensive armour, or garment carried or worn by Zeus (Jupiter) or Athene (Minerva); (also) a carved or painted representation of this.

Other: Not the most useful in context above, apologies, but the full sentence this comes from is...intimidating.

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 1056

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

No comments:

Post a Comment