Main meanings of Aquila in English

: Aquila1Aquila2

Aquila1

(also Aquilae)

Pronunciation /ˈakwɪlə/

proper noun

Astronomy
  • A small northern constellation (the Eagle), said to represent the eagle that carried Ganymede to Olympus. It contains the bright star Altair, and some rich star fields of the Milky Way.

adjective

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

    • ‘the star Beta Aquilae’

Origin

Latin. Aquilae is the Latin genitive form of Aquila.

Main meanings of Aquila in English

: Aquila1Aquila2

Aquila2

Pronunciation /ˈakwɪlə/

proper noun

  • A city in east central Italy, capital of Abruzzi region; population 72,988 (2008).

    Italian name L'Aquila