[ 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
Words nearby vigia
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How to use vigia in a sentence
Its name indicates the reason for its application, La Vigia, the "lookout," or the "watch-tower."Cuba, Old and New|Albert Gardner Robinson
Vigia Rajah died without children, and left the crown to his brother, in whole lineage it continued for 900 years.
British Dictionary definitions for vigia
/ (ˈvɪdʒɪə) /
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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