vega

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.)

Noun[edit]

vega (plural vegas)

  1. (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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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vega (to weigh), from Proto-Germanic *weganą (to carry, move, weigh), from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰe-, *weǵʰ-.

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Verb[edit]

vega (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative , third-person plural past indicative vógu, supine vegið)

  1. (with accusative) to weigh
  2. (with accusative) to consider, to ponder, to weigh
  3. (with accusative) to slay
    Hetjan drekann.
    The hero slew the dragon.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

vega

  1. nominative plural of vegr, ‘ways
  2. (poetic) earth
    Hvé jǫrð heitir, / er liggr fyr alda sonum / heimi hverjum í?
    [...] Jǫrð heitir með mǫnnum, / en með Ásum fold, / kalla vega Vanir. — verses 9 and 10 of the Alvíssmál
    How is the earth named, / that which lies before the sons of men, / in each of the worlds?
    [...] "Earth" it is named among men, / but among the Æsir "Field", / the Vanir call it "Ways".

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *weganą (to carry, move, weigh), from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰe-, *weǵʰ-. Compare Old Saxon, Old High German, and Old English wegan, Old Frisian wega, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (wigan).

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vega

  1. to weigh
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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish vayca, from Old Basque *bai-ko ‘river plain, water meadow’; akin to Basque ibaiki (riverbank), from ibai (river).

Noun[edit]

vega f (plural vegas)

  1. meadow
  2. fertile lowland
  3. grassy plain
  4. valley (the fertile lowlands surrounding a river)
  5. alluvial plain

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