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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aquila  \Aq"ui*la\,  n.;  pl  {Aquil[ae]}.  [L.,  an  eagle.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  eagles. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  northern  constellation  southerly  from  Lyra  and 
  Cygnus  and  preceding  the  Dolphin;  the  Eagle. 
 
  {Aquila  alba}  [L.,  white  eagle],  an  alchemical  name  of 
  {calomel}.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Aquila 
  n  1:  the  provincial  capital  of  the  Abruzzi  region  in  central 
  Italy  [syn:  {Aquila},  {L'Aquila},  {Aquila  degli  Abruzzi}] 
  2:  a  genus  of  Accipitridae  [syn:  {Aquila},  {genus  Aquila}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Aquila 
  eagle,  a  native  of  Pontus,  by  occupation  a  tent-maker,  whom  Paul 
  met  on  his  first  visit  to  Corinth  (Acts  18:2).  Along  with  his 
  wife  Priscilla  he  had  fled  from  Rome  in  consequence  of  a  decree 
  (A.D.  50)  by  Claudius  commanding  all  Jews  to  leave  the  city. 
  Paul  sojourned  with  him  at  Corinth,  and  they  wrought  together  at 
  their  common  trade  making  Cilician  hair-cloth  for  tents.  On 
  Paul's  departure  from  Corinth  after  eighteen  months,  Aquila  and 
  his  wife  accompanied  him  to  Ephesus,  where  they  remained,  while 
  he  proceeded  to  Syria  (Acts  18:18,  26).  When  they  became 
  Christians  we  are  not  informed,  but  in  Ephesus  they  were  (1  Cor. 
  16:19)  Paul's  "helpers  in  Christ  Jesus."  We  find  them  afterwards 
  at  Rome  (Rom.  16:3),  interesting  themselves  still  in  the  cause 
  of  Christ.  They  are  referred  to  some  years  after  this  as  being 
  at  Ephesus  (2  Tim.  4:19).  This  is  the  last  notice  we  have  of 
  them 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Aquila,  an  eagle 
 




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