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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.
(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)
(Biography) See Lope de Vega
Ve•ga(ˈvi gə, ˈveɪ-)
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]
Lo•pe de (ˈloʊ peɪ) (Lope Félix de Vega Carpio), 1562–1635, Spanish playwright and poet.
A star in the constellation Lyra. It is the fifth brightest star in the night sky.