água

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See also: agua, aguá, and aguà

Portuguese[edit]

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Água

Alternative forms[edit]

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]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡwɐ/, [ˈa.ɣwɐ]
    • (file)
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈa.ɡwɐ/, [ˈä.ɡʷə]
  • Hyphenation: á‧gua

Noun[edit]

água f (plural águas)

  1. water
  2. (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
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Angolar: awa
  • Annobonese: aua
  • Guinea-Bissau Creole: iagu
  • Indo-Portuguese: ag
  • Kabuverdianu: agu
  • Korlai Creole Portuguese: ag
  • Kristang: agu
  • Macanese: águ
  • Papiamentu: awa
  • Principense: awa
  • Sãotomense: awa

Further reading[edit]

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