Asclepius god of medicine, Latin, from Gk. Asklepios, of unknown origin.

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  • Asclepius — [as klē′pē əs] n. [L < Gr Asklēpios] Gr. Myth. the god of healing and medicine: identified with the Roman Aesculapius …   English World dictionary

  • Asclepius — Infobox Greek deity Caption = Statue of Asclepius with his symbol, the serpent entwined staff Name = Asclepius God of = God of medicine, healing, and physicians Abode = Symbol = A serpent entwined staff Consort = Epione Parents = Apollo and… …   Wikipedia

  • Asclepius — /euh sklee pee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. a son of Apollo and the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius. * * * Latin Aesculapius Greco Roman god of medicine. He was the son of Apollo and the nymph Coronis.… …   Universalium

  • ASCLEPIUS — I. ASCLEPIUS Machaonis fil. Aesculapii nepos. Augustin. Etiam ipse Aesculapius Asclepius dicitur, eidem Augustino de Civ. Dei l. 3. c. 17. in Graeca fabula Graeculum nomen Medico danti. Aesculapius enim Graece Α᾿ςκλήπιος est. Ioh. Frid. Gronov.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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

  • Asclepius — noun /əsˈkliːpɪəs/ Ancient Greek god of medicine and healing. Roman name: Aesculapius …   Wiktionary

  • Asclepius —  Use Aesculapius …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Asclepius — n. god of medicine (Greek Mythology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asclepius — As•cle•pi•us [[t]əˈskli pi əs[/t]] n. myt the ancient Greek god of medicine and healing, worshiped by the Romans as Aesculapius …   From formal English to slang

  • Asclepius — /əˈsklipiəs/ (say uh skleepeeuhs) noun Greek Mythology the god of medicine and a son of Apollo; Roman counterpart is Aesculapius …   Australian English dictionary

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