Complete Definition of "vigil"

English

Etymology
ME. vigile ("a devotional watching"), from Old French vigile, from Latin vigilia ("wakefulness, watch"), from vigil ("awake"), from Proto-Indo-European *weg- ("to be strong").

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪdÊÉl|-ɪdÊÉl

Noun
en-noun

  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
trans-top|watch
Finnish: yövartio
German: Wache
trans-mid
Korean: ë°¤ì (bam-saem), ë°¤ìì (bam-saeum)
Nederlands: Waak, Wake
trans-bottom

trans-top|a period of observation or surveillance
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|the eve of some religious festival
Finnish: aatto
trans-mid
trans-bottom


Latin

Etymology
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
ladecl3
la-decl-3rd|M|vigil|vigil

Category:Latin adjectives
Category:Latin nouns

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pl:vigil
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te:vigil
vi:vigil
zh:vigil

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