virga

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin virga (rod).

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Noun[edit]

virga (countable and uncountable, plural 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.

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Noun[edit]

virga f (plural virgues)

  1. (meteorology) virga

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. virginal

Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

virga

  1. Genitive singular form of virk.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgā (flexible rod or stick). Possibly cognate to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc (bundle, sheaf).[1]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

virga f

  1. vocative singular of virga
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative virga virgae
genitive virgae virgārum
dative virgae virgīs
accusative virgam virgās
ablative virgā virgīs
vocative virga virgae
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

virgā f

  1. ablative singular of virga

References[edit]

  1. ^ “verga” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2
  • virga in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879