Virgil

[ vur-juh l ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒəl /

noun

a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for virgil

Virgil

Vergil

/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪl) /

noun

Latin name Publius Vergilius Maro. 70–19 bc, Roman poet, patronized by Maecenas. The Eclogues (42–37), ten pastoral poems, and the Georgics (37–30), four books on the art of farming, established Virgil as the foremost poet of his age. His masterpiece is the Aeneid (30–19)

Derived forms of Virgil

Virgilian or Vergilian, adjective
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Cultural definitions for virgil

Virgil

An ancient Roman poet; the author of the Aeneid, one of the great epics of Western literature.

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