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virgin (n.)

13世纪 ,"未婚或贞洁的女人,因宗教虔诚而闻名,在教会中具有崇敬的地位",来自英法和古法语 virgine "处女;圣母玛利亚",来自拉丁文 virginem (名词 virgo )"少女,未婚的女孩或女人",也是一个形容词,"新鲜的,未使用的",可能与 virga "年轻的笋"有关,通过"年轻"的概念(比较希腊文 talis "适婚的女孩",与拉丁文 talea "棒,棍,棒"同源)。

意为"处于不可侵犯的贞洁状态的年轻女子",从14世纪就有记载。14世纪初起也适用于贞洁的男人。意为"天真或没有经验的人",从1953年有记载。这个形容词的字面意义在1550年代就有记载,"纯洁、不受污染"的形象意义在14世纪就有记载。该 Virgin Islands 是哥伦布为圣厄休拉和她的11000名殉情的处女同伴命名的(西班牙语)。

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Definitions of virgin from WordNet
1
virgin (adj.)
being used or worked for the first time;
virgin wool
virgin (adj.)
in a state of sexual virginity;
a spinster or virgin lady
Synonyms: pure / vestal / virginal / virtuous
2
virgin (n.)
a person who has never had sex;
3
Virgin (n.)
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo;
Synonyms: Virgo
Virgin (n.)
the sixth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about August 23 to September 22;
Synonyms: Virgo / Virgo the Virgin
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