Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
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.’
maiden, unmarried girl, maid, vestal virgin, chaste woman, celibate
- ‘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.’
Latin, literally ‘untouched virgin’.
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