acequia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish acequia; ultimately from Classical Arabic سَقَى(saqā, to irrigate). Doublet of sakia.

Noun[edit]

acequia (plural acequias)

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /aˈθekja/, [aˈθe.kja]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /aˈsekja/, [aˈse.kja]

Noun[edit]

acequia f (plural acequias)

  1. (agriculture) irrigation ditch

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