vigia

[ vi-jee-uh; Spanish bee-hee-ah ]
/ vɪˈdʒi ə; Spanish biˈhi ɑ /
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noun, plural vi·gi·as [vi-jee-uh z; Spanish bee-hee-ahs] /vɪˈdʒi əz; Spanish biˈhi ɑs/.

a navigational hazard whose existence or position is uncertain.

Nearby words

  1. viga,
  2. vigentennial,
  3. vigesimal,
  4. vigesimo,
  5. vigesimo-quarto,
  6. vigil,
  7. vigil light,
  8. vigil mass,
  9. vigilambulism,
  10. vigilance

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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British Dictionary definitions for vigias

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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