aquilinity

aquiline

[ak-wuh-lahyn, -lin]
adjective
1.
(of the nose) shaped like an eagle's beak; hooked.
2.
of or like the eagle.

Origin:
1640–50; (< F) < Latin aquilīnus. See Aquila, -ine1

aquilinity [ak-wuh-lin-i-tee] , noun
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aquiline (ˈækwɪˌlaɪn)
 
adj
1.  (of a nose) having the curved or hooked shape of an eagle's beak
2.  of or resembling an eagle
 
[C17: from Latin aquilīnus, from aquila eagle]

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aquiline
1640s, originally in Eng. in ref. to long, hooked noses, from L. 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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