Complete Definition of "Vela"

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English
wikipedia|Vela (constellation)
Etymology
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From L. vela#Latin|vÄla (pl. of velum#Latin|vÄlum), the "sails of a ship"

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. constellation A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the sails of a ship. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.

Translations
trans-top|constellation
French: Voiles m pl
German: Segel des Schiffs
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Russian: ÐаÑÑÑа
Spanish: Vela
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See also
Argo
Argo Navis
Carina
Puppis
Pyxis

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