vigia

noun vi·gia \və̇ˈjēə, vēˈhēə\

Definition of vigia

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of vigia

Spanish vigia watch, vigil, rock, reef, from Portuguese vigia, from vigiar to watch, keep vigil, from Latin vigilare — more at vigilant


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