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See also: águila and àguila

Old Spanish[edit]


From Latin aquila.



aguila f (plural aguilas)

  1. eagle
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 62v. a.
      ela ſemblanca de ſus fazes cuemo fazes de omne e fazes de leó adieſtro atodas quatro. e fazes de buey. De ſiniſtro atodas. iiij. e fazes daguila atodas. iiij.
      Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left each the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle.
    • Idem, f. 67v. a.
      la primera semeiaua leon e auie alas de aguila ueye que mesauan sus alas e cayen atierra e sobre sos piedes como omne se leuantaua
      The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I saw its wings torn off and fall to the ground so that it stood on its feet like a man.