or Vir·gil·i·an

[ ver-jil-ee-uhn, -jil-yuhn ]

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of the poet Vergil.

Origin of Vergilian

1505–15; <Latin Virgiliānus;see -an

Other words from Vergilian

  • pre-Ver·gil·i·an, adjective
  • pseu·do-Ver·gil·i·an, adjective

Words Nearby Vergilian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Vergilian in a sentence

  • 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?

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

    The Spell of Scotland | Keith Clark
  • A glow of inspiration that merits better than that of any living poet the high adjective, Vergilian.

    Herbs and Apples | Helen Hay Whitney

British Dictionary definitions for Vergilian


/ (vəˈdʒɪlɪən) /

  1. a variant spelling of Virgilian

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