Vega

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[ vee-guh, vey- ]
/ ˈvi gə, ˈveɪ- /
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noun

Astronomy. a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Lyra.

Origin of Vega

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1630–40; < Medieval Latin < Arabic (al-nasr-al-) wāqiʿ (the) falling (eagle), orig. designating the three stars Alpha, Epsilon and Zeta Lyrae

Vega

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[ vey-guh; Spanish be-gah ]
/ ˈveɪ gə; Spanish ˈbɛ gɑ /

noun

Lo·pe de [law-pe th e] /ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ/, 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 /

noun

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 vega

Vega

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/ (ˈviːɡə) /

noun

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 for Vega

C17: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic (al nasr) al wāqi, literally: the falling (vulture), that is, the constellation Lyra

Vega

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/ (ˈveɪɡə, Spanish ˈbeɣa) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for vega

Vega

n.

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."

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Science definitions for vega

Vega

[ vēgə, vāgə ]

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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