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Lope de Vega

[loh-pey duh vey-guh; Spanish law-pe th e ve-gah] /ˈloʊ peɪ də ˈveɪ gə; Spanish ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ ˈvɛ gɑ/


[vey-guh; Spanish be-gah] /ˈveɪ gə; Spanish ˈbɛ gɑ/
Lope de
[law-pe th e] /ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
(Lope Félix de Vega Carpio) 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.

de Vega

[duh vey-guh; Spanish de be-gah] /də ˈveɪ gə; Spanish dɛ ˈbɛ gɑ/
[loh-pey,, -pee;; Spanish law-pe] /ˈloʊ peɪ,, -pi;; Spanish ˈlɔ pɛ/ (Show IPA),
(Lope Félix de Vega Carpio) 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet. Unabridged
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  • May I ask you, therefore, to inform us in which of Lope de Vega's numerous works this same ghost story is to be found?

    George Borrow and His Circle Clement King Shorter
  • He asked me whether I did not think that Lope de Vega was much overrated.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • With the later artificial imitations of Góngora and Lope de Vega, and others of similar stamp, we are not concerned here.

  • Cervantes was eight years old, Lope de Vega was to be born seven years later.

  • The fame of Lope de Vega eclipsed that of his contemporaries, many of whom were deserving of high rank.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman
  • Hence Corneille's declaration in the preface to that play that he had borrowed the subject from Lope de Vega.

  • None but Lope de Vega exceeded him in quantity of rhyme-making.

    Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Edmund Fillingham King
  • Other writers, of the same age with Lope de Vega, obtained a wider celebrity.

    Books and Authors Anonymous
  • Lope de Vega was likewise certainly familiar with some of Vicente's plays.

  • But, like Lope de Vega, they seemed to have been terrified at Drake as a sort of devil.

British Dictionary definitions for Lope de Vega

Lope de Vega

/Spanish ˈlope ðe ˈβeɣa/
full name Lope Felix de Vega Carpio. 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist, novelist, and poet. He established the classic form of Spanish drama and was a major influence on European, esp French, literature. Some 500 of his 1800 plays are extant


the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and one of the most conspicuous in the N hemisphere. It is part of an optical double star having a faint companion. Distance: 25.3 light years; spectral type: A0V
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic (al nasr) al wāqi, literally: the falling (vulture), that is, the constellation Lyra


/ˈveɪɡə; Spanish ˈbeɣa/
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Word Origin and History for Lope de Vega



1638, bright northern star, the alpha of Lyra, from Arabic (Al Nasr) al Waqi translated variously as "the eagle of the desert" or "the falling vulture."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Lope de Vega in Science
  (vē'gə, vā'gə)   
A star in the constellation Lyra and one of the five brightest stars in the night sky. It is a white main-sequence star in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of 0.04. Vega, along with Altair and Deneb, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Lyra.
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