[vi-jee-uh; Spanish bee-hee-ah]
- a navigational hazard whose existence or position is uncertain.
Origin of vigia
1865–70; < Spanish vigía lookout, reef, probably < Portuguese vigia, noun derivative of vigiar to watch < Latin vigilāre; see vigilant
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Vigia Rajah died without children, and left the crown to his brother, in whole lineage it continued for 900 years.
- nautical a navigational hazard marked on a chart although its existence and nature has not been confirmed
C19: from Spanish vigía reef, from Latin vigilāre to keep watch
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