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Egeria

/ɪˈdʒɪərɪə/
noun
1.
a female adviser
Word Origin
C17: name of the mythical adviser of Numa Pompilius, king of Rome
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  • She was an egeria who hovered above him, gently smiling at his earthiness.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • On entering it, egeria found all the children in their places and at work.

  • Scrope's egeria stood in the middle of the room waiting for Scrope's wife.

    Studies in Wives Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • There is another way in which egeria brings music into the lives of the children.

  • This left 'egeria' the lead, and she was first to pass through the Needles, with the others not far astern.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • Remember that at your age one has need, like Oedipus, of an egeria!

  • His egeria was temperance accompanied with a constant activity of body and mind.

  • With them also came Virbius, son of Hippolytus, from egeria.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
  • The romance of the grove of egeria was, however, dispelled when the valley was turned into a place of imprisonment for the Jews.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • And the lady herself was a furbelowed egeria to a powdered Numa.

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