(Latin) virago, -intis, from vir a man. See Virile.
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.
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From Latin virago (“warlike or heroic woman”).
virago (plural viragos) (said of a woman) Given to undue belligerence or ill manner at the slightest provocation; a shrew, a termagant. 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp: Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. (said of a woman) Scolding, domineering, highly opinionated; a fishwife, a nag. (said of a woman) Rough, loud, and aggressive.
Adjective virago pertaining to a virago 1964, Joan was all Arden, grinning there, siding with her virago mother. — Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun
argivo, giravo, rigavo, rogavi, vagirò
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