n. god of medicine and healing (Greek and Roman Mythology)

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  • AEsculapius — [AE]s cu*la pi*us, n. [L. Aesculapius, Gr. ?.] (Myth.) The god of medicine. Hence, a physician. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aesculapius — AESCULAPIUS, i, Gr. Αἰσκληπιὸς, ου, (⇒ Tab. XIII.) 1 §. Namen. Es hieß dieser vermeynte Gott erst Epius, Gr. Ἤπιος, welches so viel, als gelinde oder sanft, bedeutet, entweder, weil er sehr sanftmüthiges Geistes war, oder gelinde Hände in seinen… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Aesculapius — Aesculapius, bei den Griechen Asklepios, des Apollo Sohn, wurde der Heilkräfte so kundig, daß er selbst Todte erweckte, darum erschlug ihn Zeus mit dem Blitze. Er wurde göttlich verehrt, besonders in Epidaurus, Kos und Rhodus. Dargestellt wurde… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Aesculapius —   [lateinisch], griechischer Mythos: Äskulap …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Aesculapius — [es΄kyo͞o lā′pē əs] n. [L < Gr Asklēpios] Rom. Myth. the god of medicine and of healing, son of Apollo: identified with the Greek Asclepius …   English World dictionary

  • Aesculapius — That stick with the snake curled around it is the staff (the rod) of Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), the ancient god of medicine. His Greek name was Asklepios and his Roman name Aesculapius. In reality, Asklepios may have been a real person… …   Medical dictionary

  • AESCULAPIUS — I. AESCULAPIUS Apollinis ex Coronide nymphâ fil. quam Ovid. dicit e Larissa fuisse, et Phlegyae filiam. l. 5. Met. Homer. in Hymn. 15. v. 1. s. Ι᾿ητῆρα νόσων Α᾿σκλήπιον ἄρχομ᾿ ἀείδειν Γ῾τὸν Α᾿πόλλωνος, τὸν ἐμὲνατο δῖκ Κορωνὶς Δωτιῳ εν πεδίῳ,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Aesculapius — Asklepios (Paris, Louvre) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Aesculapius — noun son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea • Syn: ↑Asclepius, ↑Asklepios • Derivationally related forms: ↑aesculapian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Greco Roman deity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • aesculapius' snake — ēəsˈsn noun or aesculapian snake Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: from Aesculapius, god of medicine : a harmless European snake (Coluber, or Elaphe, longissimus) believed to have been held sacred to Aesculapius by the Romans …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aesculapius — /es kyeuh lay pee euhs/ or, esp. Brit., /ee skeuh /, n. the ancient Roman god of medicine and healing. Cf. Asclepius. * * * …   Universalium

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