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aquiline

[ak-wuh-lahyn, -lin] /ˈæk wəˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
adjective
1.
(of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked.
2.
of or like the eagle.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; (< F) < Latin aquilīnus. See Aquila, -ine1
Related forms
aquilinity
[ak-wuh-lin-i-tee] /ˌæk wəˈlɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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aquiline

/ˈækwɪˌlaɪn/
adjective
1.
(of a nose) having the curved or hooked shape of an eagle's beak
2.
of or resembling an eagle
Word Origin
C17: from Latin aquilīnus, from aquila eagle
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Word Origin and History for aquilinity

aquiline

adj.

"curved like an eagle's beak," 1640s, originally in English in reference to long, hooked noses, from Latin aquilinus "of or like an eagle," from aquila "eagle," of uncertain origin, usually explained as "the dark bird;" cf. aquilus "blackish, of the color of darkness."

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