See also: vela, veļa, vēla, vêla, velá, veļā, and vēlā

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Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763. From Latin vēla (pl. of vēlum), the "sails of a ship". Doublet of veil.

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Vela

  1. (astronomy) 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.

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