The Alternative Latin Dictionary: virga

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Entry definition

virga etymology Probably from Proto-Indo-European *wisgā. Possibly cognate to Old Norse visk and Old High German wisc.{{R:Nocentini|hw=verga}} pronunciation
  • {{la-pronunc}}
pronunciation 1: {{rfc-pron-n}}
  • (Classical) /ˈwir.ɡa/
noun: {{la-noun}}
  1. twig, switch
  2. rod, switch for flog.
  3. staff, walking stick
  4. wand (magical)
  5. (figuratively, vulgar) penis
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  1. inflection of virga
descendants: {{top2}}
  • Aromanian: veargã
  • English: virga
  • French: verge
  • Greek: βέργα 〈bérga〉
  • Hungarian: virgács
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  • Istriot: virga
  • Italian: verga
  • Portuguese: verga, virga
  • Romanian: vargă
  • Spanish: verga
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pronunciation 2:
  • (Classical) /ˈwir.ɡaː/
noun: {{head}}
  1. inflection of virga

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