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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin virāgō (warlike or heroic woman).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /vɪˈɹɑːɡəʊ/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧ra‧go

NounEdit

virago (plural viragos or viragoes)

  1. A woman given to undue belligerence or ill manner at the slightest provocation; a shrew, a termagant.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.
  2. A woman who is scolding, domineering, or highly opinionated.
  3. A woman who is rough, loud, and aggressive.

QuotationsEdit

1964, Joan was all Arden, grinning there, siding with her virago mother. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun

SynonymsEdit

  • (belligerent woman): For semantic relationships of this term, see shrew in the Thesaurus.
  • (domineering woman): For semantic relationships of this term, see shrew in the Thesaurus.
  • (loud woman):

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin virāgō

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

virago f (plural viragos)

  1. virago

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin virāgō

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /viˈra.ɡo/
  • Hyphenation: vi‧ra‧go

NounEdit

virago f (invariable or literary plural: viragini)

  1. amazon

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From vir (man) +‎ -āgō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

virāgō f (genitive virāginis); third declension

  1. a warlike woman

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative virāgō virāginēs
genitive virāginis virāginum
dative virāginī virāginibus
accusative virāginem virāginēs
ablative virāgine virāginibus
vocative virāgō virāginēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin virāgō.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: vi‧ra‧go

NounEdit

virago f (plural viragos)

  1. (derogatory) a manly woman