água

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See also: agua, aguá, and aguà

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Água

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese agua (water), from Latin aqua (water), from Proto-Italic *akʷā (water), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water). Cognate with Galician auga, Spanish agua, Catalan aigua, Occitan aiga, French eau, Italian acqua and Romanian apă.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: á‧gua

Noun[edit]

água f (plural águas)

  1. (uncountable) water
  2. (informal) a bottle or a glass of water
    Queria uma água, se faz favor.I want a glass of water, please.
    Onde é que está a minha água?Where's my bottle of water?
  3. (in the plural) rain
    • 1972, Antônio Carlos Jobim (lyrics and music), “Águas de Março”:
      São as águas de março / Fechando o verão / É a promessa de vida / No teu coração
      It's the rain of March / Ending the Summer / It's the promise of life / In your heart
  4. (in the plural) waters, amniotic fluid
    Rebentaram-se-me as águas.
    My waters have broken.

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Further reading[edit]

  • água” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913