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Lope de Vega

[loh-pey duh vey-guh; Spanish law-pe th e ve-gah]
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  1. Vega, Lope de.


[vey-guh; Spanish be-gah]
  1. Lo·pe de [law-pe th e] /ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ/, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.
  2. Garcilaso de la Vega.

de Vega

[duh vey-guh; Spanish de be-gah]
  1. Lo·pe [loh-pey, -pee; Spanish law-pe] /ˈloʊ peɪ, -pi; Spanish ˈlɔ pɛ/, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for lope de vega

Lope de Vega

  1. 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


  1. 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


  1. See Lope de Vega
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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

lope de vega in Science


[vēgə, vāgə]
  1. 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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