vega

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See also: Vega, vegà, and веѓа

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish vega.

Noun[edit]

vega (plural vegas)

  1. (Latin America, Philippines) An open tract of ground; a plain, especially one which is moist and fertile, such as those used for growing tobacco.

Etymology 2[edit]

An invented word perhaps chosen to begin with "v" (for "volatility") and to sound as if it could be a Greek letter (like the related parameters "delta", "gamma" etc.)

Noun[edit]

vega (countable and uncountable, 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 asset.
    Synonyms: kappa, tau
Hypernyms[edit]
  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

vega f (plural vegues)

  1. meadow

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from the sense of "meadow" or possibly from vagar (to wander) with a change of vowel.

Noun[edit]

vega f (plural vegues)

  1. A romp in the open air.
  2. Pleasure, especially in the act of eating.
    • 1994, Carme Riera, Dins el darrer blau:
      Per contra, el faria caure d'una embranzida i un cop en terra el deixaria podrir fins que els cucs hi fessin una bona vega.
      On the contrary, he would make it fall at one bound and once on the ground he would let it rot until the worms made a nice feast of it.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Likely from vega-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈveː.ɣaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ga
  • Rhymes: -eːɣaː

Noun[edit]

vega m (plural vega's)

  1. (informal) A vegetarian, a veggie.

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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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse vega, from Proto-Germanic *weganą (to move, carry; to weigh), from Proto-Indo-European *wéǵʰeti (to be transporting), from the root *weǵʰ- (to bring, transport). Cognates include English weigh.

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Verb[edit]

vega (present tense veg, past tense vog, supine vege, past participle vegen, present participle vegande, imperative veg)

  1. (transitive) to weigh (To determine the weight of an object)
  2. (intransitive) to weigh (To have a certain weight)
Usage notes[edit]
  • This is a split infinitive verb.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the noun veg m (way).

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Verb[edit]

vega (present tense vegar, past tense vega, past participle vega, passive infinitive vegast, present participle vegande, imperative vega/veg)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to make way
Usage notes[edit]
  • This is a split infinitive verb.

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

vega

  1. accusative/genitive plural of vegr

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

vega

  1. to weigh
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Descendants[edit]
  • Icelandic: vega
  • Faroese: viga
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: vega, vege
  • Old Swedish: vægha
  • Old Danish: wæghæ

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiganą (to fight, to battle), from Proto-Indo-European *weyk- (to fight). Cognate with Gothic 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (weihan).

Verb[edit]

vega

  1. to fight
    • c. 1000 AD, inscription on the Sjörup Runestone
      [] saʀ : flu : aki : a[t :] ub:sal(u)m : an : ua : maþ : an : uabn : a(f)þi
      [] Sāʀ flō ęigi at Upsalum, ęn męð han wāpn hafði.
      [] He did not flee at Uppsala, but fought as long as he had a weapon.
  2. to slay, to kill
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References[edit]

  • vega”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeɡa/ [ˈbe.ɣ̞a]
  • Rhymes: -eɡa
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ga

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
  6. (Caribbean) tobacco plantation

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