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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin virga (rod).

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NounEdit

virga (countable and uncountable, plural virgas or 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.
  3. (measurement, countable) A unit of length: a rod, pole or perch (5½ yards); or a unit of area: a square rod, pole or perch.

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NounEdit

virga f (plural virgues)

  1. (meteorology) virga

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin virgō

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. virgin, virginal

EstonianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

virga

  1. Genitive singular form of virk.

InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian verga, French verge, Spanish verga, and Portuguese virga.

NounEdit

virga (plural virgas)

  1. rod
  2. (nautical) yard
  3. (vulgar) dick

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin virga.

NounEdit

virga f

  1. whip
  2. strap

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *wizgā, probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgeh₂ (flexible rod or stick). Possibly cognate to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc (bundle, sheaf).[1] Or, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to turn, rotate) and cognate with viscum.

PronunciationEdit

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

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative virga virgae
genitive virgae virgārum
dative virgae virgīs
accusative virgam virgās
ablative virgā virgīs
vocative virga virgae

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ReferencesEdit

  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “virga”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • virga” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to beat with rods: virgis caedere
  • virga in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2