Aquila

noun
Aq·​ui·​la | \ ˈa-kwə-lə How to pronounce Aquila (audio) also ə-ˈkwi-lə \

Definition of Aquila

: a constellation in the northern hemisphere represented by the figure of an eagle

First Known Use of Aquila

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aquila

Latin (genitive Aquilae), literally, eagle

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“Aquila.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aquila. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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