vigia

noun

vi·​gia
və̇ˈjēə,
vēˈhēə
plural -s
: a mark made on a nautical chart indicating a dangerous rock or shoal and used chiefly on Spanish charts

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Vigia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vigia. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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