Vega meaning

vē'gə, vā'-
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.
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A measurement of the sensitivity of an option’s value to a change in volatility. Volatility drives price changes in options. Vega measures how much the price of an option will change when volatility increases or decreases. The higher the vega, the more sensitive the price of the option is to volatility and its risk increases. See also volatility.
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The brightest star in the constellation Lyra: magnitude, 0.03
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(born Lope Félix de Vega Carpio) 1562-1635; Sp. dramatist & poet.
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A star in the constellation Lyra and one of the five brightest stars in the night sky. It is a white main-sequence star in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of 0.04. Vega, along with Altair and Deneb, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Lyra.
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(finance) A measurement of the sensitivity of the value of an option to changes in the implied volatility of the price of the underlying product.
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(astronomy) The brightest star in the constellation Lyra; Alpha (α) Lyrae. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.
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An automobile that was manufactured by Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors Corporation from 1970 to 1977.
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Origin of vega

  • Medieval Latin from Arabic (an-nasr) al-wāqi‘ the falling (eagle), Vega al- the wāqi‘ falling active participle of waqa‘a to fall wqʕ in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin, from Arabic واقع (wāqi"˜, falling), from the expression النسر الواقع (an-nasr al-wāqi"˜, falling eagle). The active participle واقع derives from the verb وقع (wáqa"˜a, to fall, drop, tumble, alight, pounce).
    From Wiktionary
  • Perhaps chosen arbitrarily as a word beginning with "v" (for "volatility") that sounds as if it could be a Greek letter (like the related risk parameters "delta", "gamma" etc.)
    From Wiktionary
  • From Spanish vega (“meadow, fertile lowland"), which see for more information.
    From Wiktionary