from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Virgil Originally Publius Vergilius Maro. 70-19 B.C. Roman poet. His greatest work is the epic poem Aeneid, which tells of the wanderings of Aeneas after the sack of Troy.

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  • proper n. Pūblius Vergilius Marō (70-19 B.C.), Roman epic writer from the Augustan period, best known for writing the Aeneid.
  • proper n. A male given name, of mostly American usage.

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  • n. a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)


Latin Virgilius, from the Roman clan name Vergilius, of unknown meaning. (Wiktionary)



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