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Daemon
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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aegis

(noun) Protection.

Synonyms: auspices

Usage: Bandits dare not approach me on the roads, as I am under the imperial aegis.
Owoyemi Azeez
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:47:47 AM
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Nobody can stop me because i am under God aegis
mythman
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 5:16:49 AM

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A geas ageless,
Aegis of Ageas,
on Agean Sea.
moniquester
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:04:17 PM

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Daemon wrote:
aegis

(noun) Protection.

auspices

Bandits dare not approach me on the roads, as I am under the imperial aegis.


I'm afraid this statement could be made in past times, but not today. No one and nothing is sacrosanct any more. That is a sad statement about today's morality.
monamagda
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 2:26:50 PM

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Auspicious

The adjective from auspice, a word which still retains the sense of a good omen, which is carried over into auspicious, even though auspice(s) is used mostly today in the sense of "sponsorship", as "a concert under the auspices of the city council." We also have a verb, to auspicate, meaning "to launch with a ceremony intended to bring good luck, as "to auspicate a ship by breaking a bottle of champagne over its bow." The negative adjective is inauspicious "unlucky".

"The clouds along the horizon were an inauspicious sign for Gay Lavent's lawn party."

http://www.alphadictionary.com/gsearchresults.html?q=auspices
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:14:49 PM
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Fabulous work, as usual, Mona.

Here's a sliver of word origin from Thesaurus.com -

aegis
"protection," 1793, from L. ægis, from Gk. Aigis, the shield of Zeus, said by Herodotus to be related to aix (gen. aigos) "goat," from PIE *aig- "goat" (cf. Skt. ajah, Lith. 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.

Only pagan gods use goatskin shields for protection.Whistle Modern man prefers latex.

Shashank Kumar Singh
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:47:15 PM

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Daemon wrote:
aegis

(noun) Protection.

auspices

Bandits dare not approach me on the roads, as I am under the imperial aegis.
d'oh!
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