vi·​gia | \ və̇ˈjēə, vēˈhēə \
plural -s

Definition of vigia

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

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History and Etymology for vigia

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 14 Jul. 2020.

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