Definition of Vela in English:

Vela

(also Velorum)

Pronunciation /ˈvēlə/ /ˈvilə/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A southern constellation (the Sails), lying partly in the Milky Way between Carina and Pyxis and originally considered part of Argo.

adjective

Astronomy
postpositive
  • Used with preceding Greek letter or numeral to designate a star in the constellation Vela.

    ‘the star Gamma Velorum’

Origin

Latin, plural of velum ‘sail’. Velorum is the Latin genitive form of Vela.

Pronunciation

Vela

/ˈvēlə/ /ˈvilə/