nounpl. -·vas or -·vae
Origin of novaModern Latin from Classical Latin nova (stella), new Americanism from novus, new
nounpl. no·vae, or no·vas
Origin of novaNew Latin (stēlla) nova new (star), nova feminine of Latin novus new ; see newo- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of NovaAfter Nova Scotia once the source of much of the salmon sold in New York City
Feminine nominative singular of the Latin adjective novus (new). The feminine is used since the Latin word for star, stella is feminine; thus nova is a shortening of nova stella (new star).
- (uncountable) Smoked Nova Scotia salmon.
nova - Computer Definition
A minicomputer series from Data General. When introduced in 1969, it was the first 16-bit mini to use four CPU accumulators, quite advanced for its time. Novas and its RDOS operating system were used extensively in the OEM marketplace.