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  • They might also be eaten on Fridays: the term vigilia in Spanish refers to meatless days--days of "vigil"--in general.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • In remembering Rita, let us keep vigil -- its Latin root "vigilia" means "night spent watching" -- against hatred and violence.

    Irene Monroe: Remembering Trans Heroine Rita Hester

  • In Mexico, the nopal becomes especially important table fare during “vigilia” (Mexican Catholic Lent), when the Church frowns upon the consumption of meat.

    Nopales, tunas and pitayas

  • Somnium et vigilia in Somnium Scipionis: Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, ed. and transl.

    Juan Luis Vives [Joannes Ludovicus Vives]

  • Drossaart Lulofs, H.J. (ed.), 1943, Aristotelis de somno et vigilia liber adiectis vetribus translationibus et Theodori Metochitae commentario, Leiden.

    Byzantine Philosophy

  • Nullus mihi per otium dies exit, partem noctis studiis dedico, non vero somno, sed oculos vigilia fatigatos cadentesque, in operam detineo.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Victus nomine non tam cibus et potus, sed aer, exercitatio, somnus, vigilia, et reliquae res sex non-naturales contineritur.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Haec passio durans sanguinem torridum et atrabiliarum reddit; ale vero ad cerebrum delatus, insaniam parat, vigilia et crebro desiderio exsiccans.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • La novena no tiene nada que ver ni con la vigilia ni con el funeral.

    Novena?

  • Singulis autem annis in die coenæ Domini in Parascheue, et in vigilia Paschæ, tribus his diebus manet Tabernaculum hoc apertum continuè, et patet omnibus Christianis gentibus accessus, aliàs verò non per annum sine redditione tributi.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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