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vigia

[ vi-jee-uh; Spanish vee-hee-ah ]
/ vɪˈdʒi ə; Spanish viˈhi ɑ /
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noun, plural vi·gi·as [vi-jee-uhz; Spanish vee-hee-ahs]. /vɪˈdʒi əz; Spanish viˈhi ɑs/.
a navigational hazard whose existence or position is uncertain.
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Origin of vigia

First recorded in 1865–70; from Spanish vigía “lookout, reef,” probably from Portuguese vigia, noun derivative of vigiar “to watch,” from Latin vigilāre; see vigilant
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British Dictionary definitions for vigia

vigia
/ (ˈvɪdʒɪə) /

noun
nautical a navigational hazard marked on a chart although its existence and nature has not been confirmed

Word Origin for vigia

C19: from Spanish vigía reef, from Latin vigilāre to keep watch
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