Definition of Vega
: the brightest star in the constellation Lyra
Origin and Etymology of vega
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
First Known Use: circa 1638See Words from the same year
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