See also: Virgo

Ido edit

Noun edit

virgo (plural virgi)

  1. virgin

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Latin edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Related to virga (young shoot).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

virgō f (genitive virginis); third declension

  1. a maid, maiden, virgin (compare puella)
    Synonym: intāctus
    • 160 BCE, Publius Terentius Afer, Adelphoe :
      Mater virginis in medio est.
      The maiden's mother is alive.
    • 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
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 6.289–290:
      quid mīrum, virgōvirgine laeta ministrā
      admittit castās ad sua sacra manūs?
      What wonder [is there] if a virgin, [who] delights in [having] a virgin attendant, admits [only] chaste hands to her sacred rites?
      (See Vesta (mythology); Vestalia.)
  2. (by extension) a young woman, girl
  3. (by extension, Ecclesiastical Latin, of the Church Fathers) a male virgin
  4. (by extension, of things) an adjectival appellative for unwedded, pure, unused

Declension edit

Third-declension noun.

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

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Descendants edit

References edit

  • virgo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • virgo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • virgo in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • virgo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin virgō.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbiɾɡo/ [ˈbiɾ.ɣ̞o]
  • Rhymes: -iɾɡo
  • Syllabification: vir‧go

Noun edit

virgo m (plural virgos)

  1. (singular only) Virgo, a constellation and sign in astrology
    Ella es virgo y nosotras sagitario.
    She is a Virgo but we're Sagitarius.
  2. hymen

Adjective edit

virgo (feminine virga, masculine plural virgos, feminine plural virgas)

  1. virgin
    No sabía que érais virgos.
    I didn't know you guys were virgins.
  2. (colloquial, El Salvador) funny and vulgar
    Ese siempre es virgo con sus chistes.
    That guy is always funny and vulgar with his jokes.

Further reading edit

Tok Pisin edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin virgō.

Noun edit


  1. Virgin.