Aq·​ui·​la ˈa-kwə-lə How to pronounce Aquila (audio)
 also  ə-ˈkwi-lə
: a constellation in the northern hemisphere represented by the figure of an eagle

Word History


Latin (genitive Aquilae), literally, eagle

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aquila was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aquila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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