Vigia meaning

vĭ-jē'ə, -hē'-
A warning on a navigational chart indicating a possible rock, shoal, or other hazard, the exact position of which is unknown.
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(nautical) A warning on a navigational chart indicating a possible reef or other hazard of unknown exact location.
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Origin of vigia

  • Spanish vigía from Portuguese vigia from vigiar to look out from Latin vigilāre vigilante
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Spanish vigía (“watch, lookout"), from Portuguese vigia, ultimately from Latin vigilare.
    From Wiktionary