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EnglishEdit

 
A virga denoting do.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin virga (rod). Doublet of verge.

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NounEdit

virga (countable and uncountable, plural virgas or virgae)

  1. (music) A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail and representing a single tone.
  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

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. virgin, virginal

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EstonianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

virga

  1. Genitive singular form of virk.

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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.

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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

  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN