Viga meaning

vē'gə
A rafter or roofbeam, especially a trimmed and peeled tree trunk whose end projects from an outside adobe wall.
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Any of the heavy ceiling beams in a house of the old Spanish type in the Southwest.
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A roughly made rafter or roof timber, especially in a Latin American village.
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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.
    From Wiktionary