A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
VIGIL
[noun]
1. a) a watch kept during normal sleeping hours. b) the act or a period of observing; a period of watchful attention; surveillance.
2. a period of wakefulness from inability to sleep.
3. the eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.
4. ritual devotions observed on the eve of a holy day. Often used in the plural.
Etymology: from Old French vigile, from Mediaeval Latin vigilia “watch preceding a religious festival”, from Latin vigilance, from vigil “alert”, from vigēre “to be lively”.
[Edward Robert Hughes - The Valkyrie’s Vigil]

VIGIL

[noun]

1. a) a watch kept during normal sleeping hours. b) the act or a period of observing; a period of watchful attention; surveillance.

2. a period of wakefulness from inability to sleep.

3. the eve of a religious festival observed by staying awake as a devotional exercise.

4. ritual devotions observed on the eve of a holy day. Often used in the plural.

Etymology: from Old French vigile, from Mediaeval Latin vigilia “watch preceding a religious festival”, from Latin vigilance, from vigil “alert”, from vigēre “to be lively”.

[Edward Robert Hughes - The Valkyrie’s Vigil]

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