Virginia

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See also: virginia, Virginía, and Virgínia

English[edit]

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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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /vɚˈdʒɪn.jə/
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Proper noun[edit]

Virginia (countable and uncountable, plural Virginias)

  1. A state of the United States. Official name: Commonwealth of Virginia.
    Synonyms: Old Dominion, State of Virginia, VA, Va., Virg.
    • 1622 [1620], “Mayflower Compact”, in Purchas His Pilgrimes[1], page 313:
      We, whose names are underwritten, the loyall Subjects of our dread Soveraigne Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the glorie of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and the honor of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colonie in the Northerne parts of Virginia; doe by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid:[...]
  2. (astronomy) 50 Virginia, a main belt asteroid.
  3. A female given name from Latin.
    • 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 suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    2. A town, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
    3. A community in the town of Georgina, Ontario, Canada.
    4. A municipality of the Lempira department, Honduras.
    5. A town in County Cavan, Ireland.
    6. A suburb of Monrovia, Liberia.
    7. A gold mining town in Free State, South Africa.
    8. The former name of an unincorporated community in Placer County, California, now Virginiatown.
    9. A city, the county seat of Cass County, Illinois, United States.
    10. A city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States.
    11. An unincorporated community in Bates County, Missouri, United States.
    12. A village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States.

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Divisions of the United States of America in English (layout · text)
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Federal District: Washington, D.C.
Territories: American Samoa · Guam · Northern Mariana Islands · Puerto Rico · United States minor outlying islands · United States Virgin Islands

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Danish[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Virginia.

Proper noun[edit]

Virginia (genitive Virginias)

  1. Virginia (a state of the United States)

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Virginia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋirɡi(ː)niɑ/, [ˈʋirɡi(ː)ˌniɑ]
  • Rhymes: -iɑ
  • Syllabification: vir‧gi‧ni‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Virginia

  1. Virginia (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Virginia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, 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
Possessive forms of Virginia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person Virginiani Virginiamme
2nd person Virginiasi Virginianne
3rd person Virginiansa

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /virˈd͡ʒi.nja/
  • Rhymes: -inja
  • Hyphenation: Vir‧gì‧nia

Proper noun[edit]

Virginia f

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

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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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Proper noun[edit]

Virginia f (genitive Virginiae, masculine Virginius); first declension

  1. A feminine praenomen.

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Virginia Virginiae
Genitive Virginiae Virginiārum
Dative Virginiae Virginiīs
Accusative Virginiam Virginiās
Ablative Virginiā Virginiīs
Vocative Virginia Virginiae

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Virginia
  • Spanish: Virginia

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Proper noun[edit]

Virginia f sg (genitive Virginiae); first declension

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  1. (New Latin) Virginia (state)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun, with locative.

Case Singular
Nominative Virginia
Genitive Virginiae
Dative Virginiae
Accusative Virginiam
Ablative Virginiā
Vocative Virginia
Locative Virginiae

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English Virginia, from Latin Virginia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biɾˈxinja/, [biɾˈxi.nja]

Proper noun[edit]

Virginia f

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

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