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virga ae, f

VERG-, a slender green branch, twig, sprout: rubea, V.: viscata, i. e. a lime-twig, O.A graft, scion, set: fissā cortice virgam Inserit, O.A rod, switch, scourge: equus umbrā virgae regitur, switch, Cu.: commotā virgā, plied, Iu.: virgis ad necem caedi.—Poet., for fasces, as a designation of one of the higher magistrates, O.A wand, staff, cane: virgā circumscripsit regem, L.: virgā lilia summa metit, O.A magic wand: tetigit summos virgā dea capillos, O., V.— In cloth, a colored stripe: purpureae, O.—In a family tree, a twig, branch, Iu.

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