AskDefine | Define Vega

Dictionary Definition



1 prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635) [syn: Lope de Vega, Lope Felix de Vega Carpio]
2 the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

User Contributed Dictionary

see vega


Etymology 1

From Medieval Latin < (wāqi‘, falling), from the expression (an-nasr al-wāqi‘, falling eagle). The active participle derives from the verb (wáqa‘a, to fall, drop, tumble, alight, pounce).

Proper noun

  1. The brightest star in the constellation Lyra; Alpha (α) Lyrae. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.

Etymology 2

From vega "meadow, fertile lowland" < pre-Roman Iberian vaica or baika (meadow) < Iberian ibai (river).

Proper noun

Vega (plural: Vegas)
  1. Hispanic surname and placename, usually preceded by la or de la in the singular, or by las or de las in the plural (e.g., Las Vegas).


Proper noun

  1. A municipality in Nordland, Norway
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