Beeline & Aquiline

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Beeline and aquiline etymology

The word beeline is beleived to be originated from the beleif that the nectar-laden bees return to their hives in a straight line. The word is famously used in a phrase “make a beeline for it”; meaning to go directly towards. When a bee finds nectar it returns to the hive and communicates its location to the other bees. The other bees are then able to directly to the source of nectar, i.e ‘make a beeline for it”
The word Aquiline is derived from the latin word aquilinus meaning “of or like an eagle”. Aquila is the latin name for eagle, and it represents the bird who carried Zeus’s/Jupiter’s thunderbolts in Greco-Roman mythology.


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