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[ak-wuh-luh; Italian ah-kwee-lah] /ˈæk wə lə; Italian ˈɑ kwi lɑ/
a city in central Italy.
Also called L'Aquila, Aquila degli Abruzzi
[ah-kwee-lah de-lyee ah-broot-tsee] /ˈɑ kwi lɑ ˌdɛ lyi ɑˈbrut tsi/ (Show IPA)


[uh-kwil-uh, ak-wuh-luh] /əˈkwɪl ə, ˈæk wə lə/
noun, genitive Aquilae
[uh-kwil-ee, ak-wuh-lee] /əˈkwɪl i, ˈæk wə li/ (Show IPA)
the Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus, containing the bright star Altair. Unabridged
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/ˈækwɪlə; əˈkwɪlə/
noun (Latin genitive) Aquilae (ˈækwɪˌliː)
a constellation lying in the Milky Way close to Cygnus and situated on the celestial equator. The brightest star is Altair
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from Latin: eagle


/ˈækwɪlə; Italian ˈaːkwila/
a city in central Italy, capital of Abruzzi region. Pop: 68 503 (2001) Official name Aquila degli Abruzzi (ˈdeʎʎi aˈbruttsi)
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Aquila in Science
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Hercules. Aquila (the Eagle) contains the bright star Altair.
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Aquila in the Bible

eagle, a native of Pontus, by occupation a tent-maker, whom Paul met on his first visit to Corinth (Acts 18:2). Along with his wife Priscilla he had fled from Rome in consequence of a decree (A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city. Paul sojourned with him at Corinth, and they wrought together at their common trade, making Cilician hair-cloth for tents. On Paul's departure from Corinth after eighteen months, Aquila and his wife accompanied him to Ephesus, where they remained, while he proceeded to Syria (Acts 18:18, 26). When they became Christians we are not informed, but in Ephesus they were (1 Cor. 16:19) Paul's "helpers in Christ Jesus." We find them afterwards at Rome (Rom. 16:3), interesting themselves still in the cause of Christ. They are referred to some years after this as being at Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:19). This is the last notice we have of them.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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