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Virgil

[vur-juh l]
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noun
  1. Vergil.
  2. a male given name.
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  • Nay, this use was not unknown to the Latins, as may be proved from Virgil and Ovid.

  • Ellis Holbrook had a very clever one, arranged from his lesson in Virgil.

  • Except Virgil and this anonymous rhymer, I can recall no verse about cheese.

    Alarms and Discursions

    G. K. Chesterton

  • He used it in translating the second and fourth books of Virgil's "Aeneid."

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • It really must be done, Virgil: you don't want him to think she's ashamed of us, do you?

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington


British Dictionary definitions for virgil

Virgil

Vergil

noun
  1. Latin name Publius Vergilius Maro. 70–19 bc, Roman poet, patronized by Maecenas. The Eclogues (42–37), ten pastoral poems, and the Georgics (37–30), four books on the art of farming, established Virgil as the foremost poet of his age. His masterpiece is the Aeneid (30–19)
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Derived FormsVirgilian or Vergilian, adjective
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virgil in Culture

Virgil

An ancient Roman poet; the author of the Aeneid, one of the great epics of Western literature.

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