A rafter or roofbeam, especially a trimmed and peeled tree trunk whose end projects from an outside adobe wall.
Any of the heavy ceiling beams in a house of the old Spanish type in the Southwest.
Origin of viga
- American Spanish from Spanish perhaps from Latin bīga team of horses, cart (from the long pole between the two horses) yeug- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish viga.