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[vur-jil] /ˈvɜr dʒɪl/
(Publius Vergilius Maro) 70–19 b.c, Roman poet: author of The Aeneid.
a male given name.
Also, Virgil. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Vergil in his eclogues paid tribute to their beauty and grandeur.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa Frederick John Lazell
  • Theocritus calls the hyacinth black—melan—and so does Vergil.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Inde, India, remote from Rome in the other direction; Vergil, n. vi.

  • Their argument was as unlike one of the debates in Vergil's Eclogues as possible.

  • Except that Vergil Gunch seemed less cordial, there were no visible effects of Babbitt's treachery to the clan.

    Babbitt Sinclair Lewis
  • The idea that they are the 'gods of pain' is taken from Vergil, n. vi.

  • He more likely found them in Vergil, who has Erinnys, n. ii.

  • This Legend purports to be taken from Vergil and Ovid; see l. 928.

  • But Vergil speaks of men who did not adequately appreciate their own happiness; Shelley (apparently) of others who did so.

    Adonais Shelley
British Dictionary definitions for Vergil


a variant spelling of Virgil
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