Virgilian

Virgilian

[ver-jil-ee-uhn, -jil-yuhn]
adjective

pre-Virgilian, adjective
pseudo-Virgilian, adjective
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Virgil or Vergil (ˈvɜːdʒɪl)
 
n
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)
 
Vergil or Vergil
 
n
 
Vir'gilian or Vergil
 
adj
 
Ver'gilian or Vergil
 
adj

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virgilian
1513, from L. Virgilianus "of or characteristic of the Roman poet Virgil" (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 B.C.E.). Also in Virgilian lots (L. sortes Virgilianæ), opening Virgil at random as an oracle.
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