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1A 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.
- 1.1as genitive Aquilae /ˈakwɪliː, əˈkwɪliː, əˈkwɪlʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:‘the star Beta Aquilae’
- 1.1as genitive Aquilae /ˈakwɪliː, əˈkwɪliː, əˈkwɪlʌɪ/ Used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation:
A city in east central Italy, capital of Abruzzi region; population 72,988 (2008).Italian name L'Aquila
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