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]

Borrowed from Old Provençal agulha, from Vulgar Latin *acūcla (whence the now rare or archaic inherited doublet agucchia) < *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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