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Related to virga (young shoot).



virgō f (genitive virginis); third declension

  1. a maid, maiden, virgin, sexually intact woman (compare puella)
    • 54 BCE – 51 BCE, Cicero, De re publica 2.37.63
      [] cum Decimus quidam Verginius virginem filiam propter unius ex illis X viris intemperiem in foro sua manu interemisset
      [] that a certain Decimus Virginius was obliged, on account of the libidinous violence of one of these decemvirs, to stab his virgin daughter in the midst of the forum
    • c. 160 BCE, Publius Terentius Afer, Adelphoe
      Mater virginis in medio est.
      The maiden's mother is alive.
  2. (by extension) a young woman, girl
  3. (by extension, Ecclesiastical, of the Church Fathers) a male virgin
  4. (by extension, of things) an adjectival appellative for unwedded, pure, unused


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative virgō virginēs
genitive virginis virginum
dative virginī virginibus
accusative virginem virginēs
ablative virgine virginibus
vocative virgō virginēs

Derived terms[edit]



  • virgo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • virgo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “virgo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • virgo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette

Tok Pisin[edit]


Borrowed from Latin virgō.



  1. Virgin.