[syn: Aquila, genus Aquila]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Aquila \Aq"ui*la\, n.; pl. Aquil[ae]. [L., an eagle.]
1. (Zool.) A genus of eagles.
2. (Astron.) A northern constellation southerly from Lyra and
Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle.
Aquila alba [L., white eagle], an alchemical name of
calomel. --Brande & C.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the
2: the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
[syn: Aquila, L'Aquila, Aquila degli Abruzzi]
3: a genus of Accipitridae [syn: Aquila, genus Aquila]
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:
eagle, a native of Pontus, by occupation a tent-maker, whom Paul
met on his first visit to Corinth (Acts 18:2). Along with his
wife Priscilla he had fled from Rome in consequence of a decree
(A.D. 50) by Claudius commanding all Jews to leave the city.
Paul sojourned with him at Corinth, and they wrought together at
their common trade, making Cilician hair-cloth for tents. On
Paul's departure from Corinth after eighteen months, Aquila and
his wife accompanied him to Ephesus, where they remained, while
he proceeded to Syria (Acts 18:18, 26). When they became
Christians we are not informed, but in Ephesus they were (1 Cor.
16:19) Paul's "helpers in Christ Jesus." We find them afterwards
at Rome (Rom. 16:3), interesting themselves still in the cause
of Christ. They are referred to some years after this as being
at Ephesus (2 Tim. 4:19). This is the last notice we have of
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):
Aquila, an eagle