virga

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin virga (rod).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

virga (countable and uncountable, plural virgae)

  1. (music, uncountable) A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail.
  2. (meteorology, countable) A streak of rain or snow that is dissipated in falling and does not reach the ground, commonly appearing descending from a cloud layer.

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

virga f (plural virgues)

  1. (meteorology) virga

EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

virga (plural virgaj, accusative singular virgan, accusative plural virgajn)

  1. virginal

EstonianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

virga

  1. Genitive singular form of virk.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgā (flexible rod or stick). Possibly cognate to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc (bundle, sheaf).[1]

PronunciationEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

virga f (genitive virgae); first declension

  1. twig, switch
  2. rod, switch for flogging.
  3. staff, walking stick
  4. wand (magical)
  5. (figuratively, vulgar) penis

virga f

  1. vocative singular of virga
InflectionEdit

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative virga virgae
genitive virgae virgārum
dative virgae virgīs
accusative virgam virgās
ablative virgā virgīs
vocative virga virgae
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Pronunciation 2Edit

NounEdit

virgā f

  1. ablative singular of virga

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2
  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
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