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or Virgilian

[ver-jil-ee-uh n, -jil-yuh n] /vərˈdʒɪl i ən, -ˈdʒɪl yən/
pertaining to or characteristic of the poet Vergil.
Origin of Vergilian
1505-15; < Latin Virgiliānus; see -an
Related forms
pre-Vergilian, adjective
pseudo-Vergilian, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Vergilian
Historical Examples
  • And it suddenly impressed me as something poignant, as something with the Vergilian touch of tears in it.

    The Prairie Wife Arthur Stringer
  • Gavin Douglass of the Vergilian measure was bishop here, and Mrs. Oliphant has written stories round about.

    The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark
  • Was it an elaborate jest at the expense of Giovanni, the writer of Vergilian verse?

  • A glow of inspiration that merits better than that of any living poet the high adjective, Vergilian.

    Herbs and Apples Helen Hay Whitney
  • Nor is it for nothing that the fashion of Vergilian quotation so long dominated our parliamentary eloquence.

British Dictionary definitions for Vergilian


a variant spelling of Virgilian
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