aigle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aquila.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aigle m (plural aigles)

  1. eagle (any of a number of species of birds of prey)
  2. (figuratively) a man of ingenuity and superior talent; a genius

Usage notes[edit]

The term aigle doesn't have a one-to-one translation between French and English. Some species known as eagles in English are known as pygargues in French

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

aigle f (plural aigles)

  1. a female eagle
  2. (heraldry) a representation an eagle; the eagle as a heraldic symbol

Anagrams[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

aigle f (plural aigles)

  1. eagle

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin aquila

Noun[edit]

aigle m (oblique plural aigles, nominative singular aigles, nominative plural aigle)

  1. eagle (animal)

Descendants[edit]