vigia


vigia
/vi jee"euh/; Sp. /bee hee"ah/, n., pl. vigias /-jee"euhz/; Sp. /-hee"ahs/.
a navigational hazard whose existence or position is uncertain.
[1865-70; < Sp vigía lookout, reef, prob. < Pg vigia, n. deriv. of vigiar to watch < L vigilare; see VIGILANT]

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