Definition of


  1. (noun, object) the brightest star in the constellation Lyra
  2. (noun, person) prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)

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Origin of the word Vega

  1. 1638, bright northern star, from Arabic (Al Nasr) al Waqi translated variously as "the eagle of the desert" or "the falling vulture." more

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