- adj. 处女的；纯洁的；未经利用的，处于原始状态的
- n. 处女
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virgin...........我 紧..............处 女
- virgin:  Virgin comes via Old French virgine from Latin virgō, a word of uncertain origin. The virginals , a form of small harpsichord, were so called because they were intended for playing by girls or young women.
- virgin (n.)
- c. 1200, "unmarried or chaste woman noted for religious piety and having a position of reverence in the Church," from Anglo-French and Old French virgine "virgin; Virgin Mary," from Latin virginem (nominative virgo) "maiden, unwedded girl or woman," also an adj., "fresh, unused," probably related to virga "young shoot." For sense evolution, compare Greek talis "a marriageable girl," cognate with Latin talea "rod, stick, bar."
Meaning "young woman in a state of inviolate chastity" is recorded from c. 1300. Also applied since early 14c. to a chaste man. Meaning "naive or inexperienced person" is attested from 1953. The adjective is recorded from 1550s in the literal sense; figurative sense of "pure, untainted" is attested from c. 1300. The Virgin Islands were named (in Spanish) by Columbus for St. Ursula and her 11,000 martyred virgin companions.
- 1. I was a virgin until I was thirty years old.
- 2. The young people have claimed almost daily visitations from the Virgin Mary.
- 3. It was on the Virgin label.
- 4. Drizzle them with warmed extra virgin olive oil.
- 5. the Blessed Virgin Mary
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