Virginia

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See also: virginia, Virginía, and Virgínia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Virginia, feminine form of Virginius or Verginius, a Roman family name, possibly identical with Vergilius. The state was named for Elizabeth I as the Virgin Queen.

Map of US highlighting Virginia

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  • (US) IPA(key): /vɚˈdʒɪn.jə/
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Virginia

  1. The Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States of America.
    Synonyms: Old Dominion, State of Virginia, VA, Va., Virg.
    1. The area claimed by Virginia, including what are now West Virginia and Kentucky.
  2. (astronomy) 50 Virginia, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name.
    • 1380s-1390s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: The Physician's Prologue and Tale
      "Daughter," quoth he, "Virginia by thy name, / There be two wayes, either death or shame, / That thou must suffer, - alas that I was bore!
    • 1840 Frederick Marryat, Poor Jack, Chapter III,
      Here, in due time, she was brought to bed of a daughter, whom she christened by the name of Virginia; not so much out of respect to her last mistress, who bore that name, as because she considered it peculiarly ladylike and genteel.
    • 1854 Lydia Howard Sigourney, The Western Home, and Other Poems, Parry & McMillan, 1854, page 87 ,
      O sweet Virginia Dare! / Thou art the lily of our love, / The forest's sylph-like queen, / The first-born bud from Saxon stem / That this New World hath seen!
    • 1956 Charlotte Armstrong, A Dram of Poison, Coward-McCann, pages 164-165:
      She said her name was Virginia Severson. It suited her. She looked very virginal, and clean, calm, cool in a Scandinavian sort of way.
  4. Any of several places, in the United States and elsewhere
    1. A city in Illinois, U.S., and county seat of Cass County.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Virginia.

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Virginia (genitive Virginias)

  1. Virginia

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Virginia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋirɡi(ː)niɑ/, [ˈʋirɡi(ː)niɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Vir‧gi‧ni‧a

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Virginia

  1. Virginia (state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Virginia (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Virginia
genitive Virginian
partitive Virginiaa
illative Virginiaan
singular plural
nominative Virginia
accusative nom. Virginia
gen. Virginian
genitive Virginian
partitive Virginiaa
inessive Virginiassa
elative Virginiasta
illative Virginiaan
adessive Virginialla
ablative Virginialta
allative Virginialle
essive Virginiana
translative Virginiaksi
instructive
abessive Virginiatta
comitative

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Virginia; the place name is borrowed through English Virginia.

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Virginia f

  1. Virginia (a state of the United States)
  2. A female given name.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier Verginia, feminine form of Verginius, a Roman family name, possibly identical with Vergilius. Altered in spelling possibly by folk etymology association with virgō (maiden, virgin).

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Virginia f (genitive Virginiae); first declension

  1. A feminine praenomen.

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Virginia f

  1. Virginia (state)
  2. A female given name, equivalent to English Virginia.

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