Aquila1 /ˈakwɪlə, əˈkwɪlə / ‹Astronomy›


I. 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.
II. (as genitive Aquilae) used with preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation

the star Beta Aquilae.
– origin Latin.

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