Meaning of virgo intacta in English:

virgo intacta

Pronunciation /ˌvəːɡəʊ ɪnˈtaktə/


  • A girl or woman who has never had sexual intercourse, originally a virgin whose hymen is intact.

    ‘Mary's virginity remained a model for Christian women, and during the sixteenth century the Council of Trent reaffirmed the doctrines surrounding the Blessed Mother's status as virgo intacta.’
    • ‘She and her sister Nephthys can be mimed in a piece of religious pageantry by two women, brought onto the scene ‘with pure body’ and each of them virgo intacta.’
    maiden, unmarried girl, maid, vestal virgin, chaste woman, celibate


Latin, literally ‘untouched virgin’.