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Ve·ga

 (vē′gə, vā′-)
n.
The brightest star in the constellation Lyra, approximately 26 light years from Earth. Vega is one of the stars that make up the Summer Triangle.

[Medieval Latin, from Arabic (an-nasr) al-wāqi', the falling (eagle), Vega : al-, the + wāqi', falling, active participle of waqa'a, to fall; see wqʕ in Semitic roots.]

Vega

(ˈviːɡə)
n
(Celestial Objects) 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
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic (al nasr) al wāqi, literally: the falling (vulture), that is, the constellation Lyra]

Vega

(ˈveɪɡə; Spanish ˈbeɣa)
n
(Biography) See Lope de Vega

Ve•ga

(ˈvi gə, ˈveɪ-)

n.
a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Lyra.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin < Arabic (al-nasr-al-) wāqi‘ (the) falling (eagle), orig. designating the three stars Alpha, Epsilon, and Zeta Lyrae]

Ve•ga

(ˈveɪ gə)

n.
Lo•pe de (ˈloʊ peɪ) (Lope Félix de Vega Carpio), 1562–1635, Spanish playwright and poet.

Ve·ga

(vē′gə, vā′gə)
A star in the constellation Lyra. It is the fifth brightest star in the night sky.
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Noun1.Vega - prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
2.Vega - the brightest star in the constellation LyraVega - the brightest star in the constellation Lyra
Lyra - a small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega
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Path was from alpha Ophiuchi, passed 109 Herculis and toward alpha Lyrae (15[degrees] to 20[degrees]).
In this system, then, the brightest star in the constellation Lyra would be called Alpha Lyrae, also known as Vega (a bright white star visible high overhead in northern latitudes on summer nights).