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Origin and Meaning of Virago

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Vi*ra"go
  1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man; a female warrior."To arms! to arms! the fierce virago cries." [Pope.]
  2. Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen." Virago . . . serpent under femininity." [Chaucer.]

Etymology: L. virago -intis, from vir a man. See Virile

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A large strong and aggressive woman
  2. A noisy or scolding or domineering woman

Borrowing from Latin virāgo (“warlike or heroic woman”).

  1. A woman given to undue belligerence or ill manner at the slightest provocation; a shrew, a termagant.
  2. A woman who is scolding, domineering, or highly opinionated; a fishwife, a nag.
  3. A woman who is rough, loud, and aggressive.

virago was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, and Portuguese

Fun Facts about the name Virago

  • How unique is the name Virago? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Virago was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Virago: Your name in reverse order is Ogariv. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rvoagi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Virago born Sep 19, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-West approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.