virgo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to virga (young shoot).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

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Descendants[edit]

References[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 Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin virgō.

Noun[edit]

virgo

  1. Virgin.