- pertaining to or characteristic of the poet Vergil.
Origin of Vergilian
Examples from the Web for virgilian
The Virgilian line our orator introduced so felicitously is omitted.The Young Duke
It must be admitted, however, that the poet's uncouth diction is anything but Virgilian.The Story of Paris
Either the sonnet or the Virgilian note must be a falsification.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
Far from blushing at their origin,—these noble Virgilian bees!The Insect
Dobell's mouth was ever full of very pretty Latinity, for the most part Virgilian.My First Book:
- a variant spelling of Virgilian
Word Origin and History for virgilian
1510s, from Latin Virgilianus "of or characteristic of the Roman poet Virgil" (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 B.C.E.). Also in Virgilian lots (Latin sortes Virgilianae), opening Virgil at random as an oracle.