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Aquila1

[ak-wuh-luh; Italian ah-kwee-lah]
noun
  1. a city in central Italy.
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Also called L'Aq·ui·la [lah-kwee-lah] /ˈlɑ kwi lɑ/, A·qui·la de·gli A·bruz·zi [ah-kwee-lah de-lyee ah-broot-tsee] /ˈɑ kwi lɑ ˌdɛ lyi ɑˈbrut tsi/.

Aquila2

[uh-kwil-uh, ak-wuh-luh]
noun, genitive A·quil·ae [uh-kwil-ee, ak-wuh-lee] /əˈkwɪl i, ˈæk wə li/.
  1. the Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus, containing the bright star Altair.
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  • Of Charles's indiscreet escapade in the matter of Aquila nothing was said.

  • Straight to the Count of Aquila went the fool with his letter.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The Count of Aquila was superintending the work to which he had set a half-score of men.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • I have not ridden from Aquila for just the pleasure of passing the time of day with you.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Then Aquila rose slowly to his feet, and with him rose the others, looking to their weapons.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for aquila

Aquila1

noun Latin genitive Aquilae (ˈækwɪˌliː)
  1. 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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Word Origin

from Latin: eagle

Aquila2

L'Aquila

noun
  1. 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

Aquila

[ăkwə-lə]
  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Hercules. Aquila (the Eagle) contains the bright star Altair.
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