borrowed from Medieval Latin Wega, Vega, altered from the terminal syllables of Arabic al-nasr al-wāqiʽ, literally, "the descending eagle," originally a name applied to the three stars α, β and γ Lyrae
circa 1638, in the meaning defined above
“Vega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vega. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.
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