See also: virgo

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Signs of the Zodiac
Leo   Libra
English Wikipedia has an article about Virgo.
Virgo constellation map
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From Latin virgō (maiden, virgin). Doublet of virgin.

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Virgo (symbol ︎)

  1. (astronomy): A constellation in the zodiac, imagined in the shape of a maiden, that contains the bright binary star Spica.
    • c. 1588–1593 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene iii]:
      Now, masters, draw. [They shoot.] O, well said, Lucius! Good boy, in Virgo’s lap.
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., published 1921, page 30:
      The constellation Virgo is a Y-shaped group, of which α, the star at the foot, is the well-known Spica, a star of the first magnitude. [...] The whole resembles more a cup than the human figure; but when we remember the symbolic meaning of the cup, that seems to be an obvious explanation of the name Virgo, which the constellation has borne since the earliest times.
  2. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the virgin, ruled by Mercury, that covers August 23 – September 23 (tropical astrology) or September 16 – October 15 (sidereal astrology).
  3. A surname.

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  • (astronomy): Vir (abbreviation)

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Virgo (plural Virgos)

  1. Someone with a Virgo star sign

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Zodiac signs in English (layout · text)
Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer
Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

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Etymology 1 edit

See virgō.

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Virgō f sg (genitive Virginis); third declension

  1. (astronomy) Virgo (constellation)
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Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Virgō
Genitive Virginis
Dative Virginī
Accusative Virginem
Ablative Virgine
Vocative Virgō
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  • Italian: Vergine

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Virgō m sg (genitive Virgōnis); third declension

  1. a male given name, character in the play Persa by Plautus
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Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Virgō
Genitive Virgōnis
Dative Virgōnī
Accusative Virgōnem
Ablative Virgōne
Vocative Virgō

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Virgo f

  1. (astronomy) Virgo (constellation)

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Virgo m

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Virgo (constellation)
  2. (astrology) Virgo (zodiac sign)

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Zodiac signs in Spanish · signo del zodíaco (layout · text)
Aries Tauro Géminis Cáncer
Leo Virgo Libra Escorpio
Sagitario Capricornio Acuario Piscis