or Vir·gil·i·an

[ver-jil-ee-uh n, -jil-yuh n]


pertaining to or characteristic of the poet Vergil.

Origin of Vergilian

1505–15; < Latin Virgiliānus; see -an
Related formspre-Ver·gil·i·an, adjectivepseu·do-Ver·gil·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vergilian

Historical Examples of vergilian

  • Gavin Douglass of the Vergilian measure was bishop here, and Mrs. Oliphant has written stories round about.

  • A glow of inspiration that merits better than that of any living poet the high adjective, Vergilian.

    Herbs and Apples

    Helen Hay Whitney

  • Nor is it for nothing that the fashion of Vergilian quotation so long dominated our parliamentary eloquence.

  • And it suddenly impressed me as something poignant, as something with the Vergilian touch of tears in it.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer

  • Was it an elaborate jest at the expense of Giovanni, the writer of Vergilian verse?

British Dictionary definitions for vergilian



a variant spelling of Virgilian
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