aguglia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Uncertain. Probably related to aquila.

Noun[edit]

aguglia f ‎(plural aguglie)

  1. eagle (alternative form of aquila)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Old Provençal agulha, from Vulgar Latin *acūcla < *acūcula, from Latin acus (whence Italian ago ‎(needle)).

Noun[edit]

aguglia f ‎(plural aguglie)

  1. large sewing needle; compass needle
  2. spire, obelisk
  3. garfish, needlefish

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