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aegis is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of aegis in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Mendelian program are under the aegis of …”

meanings of aegis


  1. A mythological shield associated with the Greek deities Zeus and Athena (and their Roman counterparts Jupiter and Minerva) shown as a short cloak made of goatskin worn on the shoulders, more as an emblem of power and protection than a military shield. The aegis of Athena or Minerva is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center.
  2. Usually as under the aegis: guidance, protection; endorsement, sponsorship.

aegis frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word aegis occurs in english on average 1.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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