virga

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Borrowing from Latin virga (rod).

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virga (countable and uncountable, plural virgas or virgae)

  1. (music, uncountable) A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail.
  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.
  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]

From Latin virgō

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

  1. virgin, virginal

Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virga

  1. Genitive singular form 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.

Noun[edit]

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 to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc (bundle, sheaf).[1] Or, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *weys- (to turn, rotate) and cognate with viscum.

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virga f (genitive virgae); first declension

  1. twig, switch
  2. rod, switch for flogging.
  3. staff, walking stick
  4. wand (magical)
  5. (figuratively, vulgar) penis

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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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  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “virga”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • virga” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to beat with rods: virgis caedere
  • virga in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2