Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The god of medicine and healing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Myth.) The god of medicine. Hence, a physician.

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  • proper noun Roman mythology The god of medicine and healing. Greek counterpart: Asclepius

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  • noun son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Aesculāpius, Greek Asklēpios, Asklāpios, Asclepius.]

Examples

  • In the West a translation of a portion of it known as Aesculapius and attributed to Apuleius circulated as early as the time of Augustine who quotes it exten - sively in book eight of The City of God.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • “Hail first to thee, Baal-Eschmoun, the deliverer, whom the people of my country call Aesculapius! and to you, genii of the fountains, light, and woods! and to you, ye gods hidden beneath the mountains and in the caverns of the earth! and to you, strong men in shining armour who have set me free!”

    Salammbo

  • Apollo also killed at least one of the Cyclopes to retribution for Zeus killing his son Aesculapius. hueylou

    Ares Troubles Mount - NASA Watch

  • The Temple of Aesculapius, for example, used to include a building and a great forecourt as part of its status as a temple (see the map at the bottom).

    Photography, Space, and the Brain: In Appreciation of Drawing

  • And below it, a lovely Venetian window, complete with stone tracery, which used to look out on some view of the Temple of Aesculapius, perhaps; but now it is filled in by a modern window-frame which looks through the same window in the opposite direction, out into the alleyway which, perhaps, used to be a corridor.

    Inside, Outside, Upside Down (And Inside Out)

  • And below it, a lovely Venetian window, complete with stone tracery, which used to look out on some view of the Temple of Aesculapius, perhaps; but now it is filled in by a modern window-frame which looks through the same window in the opposite direction, out into the alleyway which, perhaps, used to be a corridor.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The Temple of Aesculapius, for example, used to include a building and a great forecourt as part of its status as a temple (see the map at the bottom).

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • This is no invention on the spur of the moment; nearly three years since, in a public discourse on the greatness of Aesculapius delivered by me during the first days of my residence at Oea, I made the same boast and recounted the number of the mysteries I knew.

    The Defense

  • This is no invention on the spur of the moment; nearly three years since, in a public discourse on the greatness of Aesculapius delivered by me during the first days of my residence at Oea, I made the same boast and recounted the number of the mysteries I knew.

    The Defense

  • Aesculapius reigned paramount in the premises at Fairladies.

    Redgauntlet

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