Virgil

biographical name
Vir·​gil | \ ˈvər-jəl How to pronounce Virgil (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Vergil

Definition of Virgil

70–19 b.c. Publius Vergilius Maro Roman poet

Other Words from Virgil

Virgilian or less commonly Vergilian \ (ˌ)vər-​ˈji-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Vergilian (audio) \ adjective

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