águila

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See also: aguila and àguila

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aquila.

Noun[edit]

águila f (plural águiles)

  1. eagle

Mirandese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aquila.

Noun[edit]

águila f (plural águilas)

  1. eagle

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Spanish[edit]

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Águila

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish aguila, from Latin aquila. Cognate with French aigle, Italian aquila and Portuguese águia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɡila/, [ˈa.ɣ̞i.la]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

águila f (plural águilas)

  1. eagle
  2. (heraldry) eagle
  3. (figuratively) crack; whizz; shrewd person
    • 1926, Roberto Arlt, "Los ladrones", in El juguete rabioso
      Cuando indirectamente se le hacía reconocer su condición, él replicaba con mansedumbre pascual que su esposa padecía de los nervios, y ante argumentos de tal solidez científica, no cabía sino el silencio.
      Sin embargo, para sus intereses era un águila.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine noun águila is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed /a/ sound in that it takes the articles el and un (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:
el águila
un águila
  • However, if an adjective, even one that begins with stressed /a/ such as alta or ancha, intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la or una.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: agila
  • Hiligaynon: agila
  • Tagalog: agila

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