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vigil

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English

Etymology

Middle English vigile (a devotional watching), from Old French vigile, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] vigilia (wakefulness, watch), from vigil (awake), from Proto-Indo-European *weg- (to be strong).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
vigil

Plural
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  1. a watch kept during normal sleeping hours, especially over the body of a recently deceased or dying person
  2. a period of observation or surveillance
  3. the eve of some religious festival in which staying awake is part of the ritual devotions

Translations


Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *weg- (to be strong).

Adjective

vigil

  1. awake, watching, alert

Noun

vigil m. (plural: vigiles)

  1. watchman, sentinel
  2. (plural) the watch, police

Inflection

Third declension (3).

Number Singular Plural
nominative vigil vigilēs
genitive vigilis vigilum
dative vigilī vigilibus
accusative vigilem vigilēs
ablative vigile vigilibus
vocative vigil vigilēs

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