Virgilian

[ ver-jil-ee-uh n, -jil-yuh n ]
/ vərˈdʒɪl i ən, -ˈdʒɪl yən /
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adjective


Related formspre-Vir·gil·i·an, adjectivepseu·do-Vir·gil·i·an, adjective

Vergilian

or Vir·gil·i·an

[ ver-jil-ee-uh n, -jil-yuh n ]
/ vərˈdʒɪl i ən, -ˈdʒɪl yən /

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of the poet Vergil.

Origin of Vergilian

1505–15; < Latin Virgiliānus; see -an

Related formspre-Ver·gil·i·an, adjectivepseu·do-Ver·gil·i·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for virgilian

Vergilian

/ (vəˈdʒɪlɪən) /

adjective

a variant spelling of Virgilian
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Word Origin and History for virgilian

virgilian

adj.

1510s, from Latin Virgilianus "of or characteristic of the Roman poet Virgil" (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 B.C.E.). Also in Virgilian lots (Latin sortes Virgilianae), opening Virgil at random as an oracle.

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