noun, plural no·vas, no·vae [noh-vee] /ˈnoʊ vi/. Astronomy.
Origin of nova
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—It's amazing what some fresh Nova Scotia air can do.
The couple will visit Pictou County for an event to celebrate Celtic heritage in Nova Scotia.
Nova Zembla appeared on maps in newspapers around the globe, with fall-out patterns noted.
The Soviets stopped setting off nukes at Nova Zembla after that, owing to international pressure.
In May 1596, his expedition ran aground on the northern edge of Nova Zembla, and his ship was destroyed by moving glaciers.
It would make a summer climate of Nova Zembla, to say nothing of Lisbon.Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume 2 of 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
They had found Nova Scotia seemingly and called it Markland from its woods.Lectures Delivered in America in 1874|Charles Kingsley
In May 1873 his failing health led to his being appointed lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia.The Tribune of Nova Scotia|W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
The Nova legenda was printed by Wynkyn de Worde in 1516 and again in 1527.
England paid little attention to Nova Scotia until 1749, when four thousand emigrants were sent over to found Halifax.The Colonies 1492-1750|Reuben Gold Thwaites
British Dictionary definitions for nova
noun plural -vae (-viː) or -vas
Word Origin for nova
Word Origin and History for nova
1877, from Latin nova, fem. singular adjective of novus "new" (see new), used with stella "star" (a feminine noun in Latin) to describe a new star not previously known. Classical plural is novae.