parteaguas

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From partir ‎(to divide, split) +‎ aguas ‎(water), compare German Wasserscheide and Italian spartiacque ‎(literally water-divide).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /par.teˈa.gwas/, [paɾˈtea̯.ɣwas]

Noun[edit]

parteaguas m ‎(plural parteaguas)

  1. (geology, hydrology) watershed
  2. (by extension, figuratively) watershed, turning point

See also[edit]