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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.
[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.]
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(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
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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.
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A star in the constellation Lyra. It is the fifth brightest star in the night sky.
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|Noun||1.||Vega - prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)|
|2.||Vega - 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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