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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin virga(rod).

PronunciationEdit

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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CatalanEdit

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

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgeh₂(flexible rod or stick). Possibly cognate to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc(bundle, sheaf).[1]

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.

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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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