See also: Virgo

IdoEdit

NounEdit

virgo (plural virgi)

  1. virgin

HyponymsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to virga (young shoot).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

virgō f (genitive virginis); third declension

  1. a maid, maiden, virgin, sexually intact woman (compare puella)
    • 54 BCE – 51 BCE, Cicero, De re publica 2.37.63:
      [] cum Decimus quidam Verginius virginem filiam propter unius ex illis X viris intemperiem in foro sua manu interemisset
      [] that a certain Decimus Virginius was obliged, on account of the libidinous violence of one of these decemvirs, to stab his virgin daughter in the midst of the forum
    • c. 160 BCE, Publius Terentius Afer, Adelphoe :
      Mater virginis in medio est.
      The maiden's mother is alive.
  2. (by extension) a young woman, girl
  3. (by extension, Ecclesiastical, of the Church Fathers) a male virgin
  4. (by extension, of things) an adjectival appellative for unwedded, pure, unused

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative virgō virginēs
Genitive virginis virginum
Dative virginī virginibus
Accusative virginem virginēs
Ablative virgine virginibus
Vocative virgō virginēs

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Albanian: virgjër
  • Aromanian: virghirã
  • Asturian: virxe
  • Catalan: verge
  • English: virgin
  • French: vierge
  • Friulian: virgin
  • Galician: virxe

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin virgō.

NounEdit

virgo

  1. Virgin.