acequia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Spanish; ultimately from Classical Arabic verb سَقَى (saqā, to irrigate).

Noun[edit]

acequia (plural acequias)

  1. (used in the Southwestern US or in reference to Spain, chiefly agriculture) an acequia, an irrigation ditch

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic سَاقِيَة (sāqiya, irrigation), from سَقَى (saqā, to irrigate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ˈθe.kja/, /a.ˈse.kja/

Noun[edit]

acequia f (plural acequias)

  1. (agriculture) irrigation ditch