EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin vorāgō (abyss); compare vorage.

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NounEdit

vorago (plural voragoes or voragines)

  1. (now rare) abyss, chasm, gulf

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vorāgō

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /voˈra.ɡo/, [voˈr̺äːɡo̞]
  • Hyphenation: vo‧rà‧go

NounEdit

vorago f (plural voraghi)

  1. (poetic) Alternative form of voragine: abyss, chasm
    • 16th century, Annibale Caro, transl., Eneide [Aeneid]‎[1], Florence: Leonardo Ciardetti, translation of Aeneis by Virgil, published 1827, Libro VI, page 277:
      Era un'atra spelonca, la cui bocca [] ampia vorago facea di rozza e di scheggiosa roccia.
      There was a dark cave, whose opening made a wide chasm of rough and shardy rock.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Alteration of earlier voraco, from vorax, vorac(is) +‎ .

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NounEdit

vorāgō f (genitive vorāginis); third declension

  1. abyss, chasm, deep hole, pit

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vorāgō vorāginēs
Genitive vorāginis vorāginum
Dative vorāginī vorāginibus
Accusative vorāginem vorāginēs
Ablative vorāgine vorāginibus
Vocative vorāgō vorāginēs

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: vorago
  • Italian: voragine
  • Old French: vorage
  • Spanish: vorágine

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