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: a mark made on a nautical chart indicating a dangerous rock or shoal and used chiefly on Spanish charts

Word History


Spanish vigia watch, vigil, rock, reef, from Portuguese vigia, from vigiar to watch, keep vigil, from Latin vigilare

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“Vigia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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