Origin of virgin
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The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?!
And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.
Are we going to see you on a Virgin Galactic or SpaceX flight in the future?Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It has now been revealed that Princess Beatrice will not be among those who will ultimately voyage with Virgin Galactic.
Her long-term boyfriend Dave Clark is head of ‘astronaut relations’ for Virgin Galactic.
Well did he owe it to this Virgin for having saved him from his last goring.The Blood of the Arena|Vicente Blasco Ibez
Perceiving delicious danger in the virgin's face, James continued before she could retort, "I hope Susan wasn't gored?"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)|Arnold Bennett
It taught the infallibility of the Pope, and the divinity of the Virgin Mary.The Bible Of Bibles;|Kersey Graves
An image of the Virgin was washed ashore, to be the protectress of his chapel.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Against the door, in a niche, was a figure of the Virgin in stone.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for virgin (1 of 3)
adjective (usually prenominal)
Word Origin for virgin
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Word Origin and History for virgin
c.1200, "unmarried or chaste woman noted for religious piety and having a position of reverence in the Church," from Old French virgine, from Latin virginem (nominative virgo) "maiden, unwedded girl or woman," also an adj., "fresh, unused," probably related to virga "young shoot." For sense evolution, cf. Greek talis "a marriageable girl," cognate with Latin talea "rod, stick, bar." Meaning "young woman in a state of inviolate chastity" is recorded from c.1300. Also applied since early 14c. to a chaste man. Meaning "naive or inexperienced person" is attested from 1953. The adj. is recorded from 1550s in the literal sense; figurative sense of "pure, untainted" is attested from c.1300.
Distraught pretty girl: "I've lost my virginity!"
Benny Hill: "Do you still have the box it came in?"