aigle

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aigle, from Old French aigle, itself either a borrowing from Old Provençal aigla or taken from Latin aquila, though not as a popular term. Cf. the Old French and regional form aille, which may be popularly inherited.

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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

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aigle.

Noun[edit]

aigle f (plural aigles)

  1. eagle

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either a borrowing from Old Provençal aigla or taken from Latin aquila. Cf. the variant form aille, which may be popularly inherited.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. eagle (animal)

Descendants[edit]