[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
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Examples from the Web for vergilian
Gavin Douglass of the Vergilian measure was bishop here, and Mrs. Oliphant has written stories round about.The Spell of Scotland
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
Was it an elaborate jest at the expense of Giovanni, the writer of Vergilian verse?Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama
Walter W. Greg
- a variant spelling of Virgilian
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