follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

egis

[ee-jis] /ˈi dʒɪs/
noun
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for egis

aegis

/ˈiːdʒɪs/
noun
1.
sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of)
2.
(Greek myth) the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from Greek aigis shield of Zeus, perhaps related to aig-, stem of aix goat

egis

/ˈiːdʒɪs/
noun
1.
a rare spelling of aegis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for egis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for egis

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends