virga

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English[edit]

A virga denoting do.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin virga (rod). Doublet of verge.

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virga (countable and uncountable, plural virgas or virgae)

  1. (music) A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail and representing a single tone.
  2. (meteorology, countable) A streak of rain or snow that is dissipated in falling and does not reach the ground, commonly appearing descending from a cloud layer.
    • 2003, Erik Larson, “Pilgrimage”, in The Devil in the White City, Vintage Books, page 78:
      Strong gusts of wind buffeted the train, and ghostly virage of ice followed it through the night.
  3. (measurement, countable) A unit of length: a rod, pole or perch (5½ yards); or a unit of area: a square rod, pole or perch.

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Noun[edit]

virga f (plural virgues)

  1. (meteorology) virga

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin virgō +‎ -a.

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  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

virga (accusative singular virgan, plural virgaj, accusative plural virgajn)

  1. virgin, virginal

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Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virga

  1. genitive singular of virk

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian verga, French verge, Spanish verga, and Portuguese virga.

Noun[edit]

virga (plural virgas)

  1. rod
  2. (nautical) yard
  3. (vulgar) dick

Istriot[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin virga.

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virga f

  1. whip
  2. strap

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *wizgā, probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgeh₂ (flexible rod or stick). Possibly cognate with Proto-Germanic *wiskaz (bundle of hay or straw, wisp).[1] From Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to produce, procreate), or alternatively from a stem *weyḱs- (see *weyḱ-). Regardless, it is probably a doublet of viscum.

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virga f (genitive virgae); first declension

  1. twig, young shoot
  2. rod, switch for flogging.
  3. staff, walking stick
  4. wand (magical)
  5. (figurative) penis, cervix

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative virga virgae
Genitive virgae virgārum
Dative virgae virgīs
Accusative virgam virgās
Ablative virgā virgīs
Vocative virga virgae

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  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbirɡa/, [ˈbirɣa]

Adjective[edit]

virga f sg

  1. feminine singular of virgo