Vega

noun
Ve·​ga | \ ˈvē-gə How to pronounce Vega (audio) , ˈvā- How to pronounce Vega (audio) \

Definition of Vega

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

Vega

biographical name
Ve·​ga | \ ˈvā-gə How to pronounce Vega (audio) \

Definition of Vega (Entry 2 of 2)

Lo*pe \ ˈlō-​(ˌ)pā How to pronounce Vega (audio) \ de 1562–1635 Lope Félix de Vega Carpio Spanish dramatist

First Known Use of Vega

Noun

circa 1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Vega

Noun

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

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The first known use of Vega was circa 1638

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3 Sep 2020

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“Vega.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vega. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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