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agua

See also: água‎

AsturianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂.

NounEdit

agua f (plural agües)

  1. water

CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

agua

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of aguar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of aguar

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish agua, from Latin aqua, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂.

NounEdit

agua f (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling אגווה)

  1. water

Old PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua (water), from Proto-Italic *akʷā (water), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

agua f

  1. water

DescendantsEdit


Old SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

agua f (plural aguas)

  1. water
    • c1200: Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 5v. b.
      Vino ioſep aſos ermanos. e priſierõ le & deſpoiarõle el palio. e echarōle en el pozo. & este pozo era bazio e no yauia agua.
      Joseph came to this brothers; they imprisoned him and unclothed him and threw him into the well, and this well was empty and had no water.
    • Idem, f. 13v. b.
      Tornarõ ſe todas las aguas ẽ ſãgre.
      And all of the waters turned into blood.

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

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Agua

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish agua, from Latin aqua (compare Catalan aigua, French eau, Galician auga, Italian acqua, Occitan aiga, Portuguese água, Romanian apă, Sardinian abba), from Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂. See English ea.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

agua f (plural aguas)

  1. water
    Quiere un vaso de agua fresca - "He wants a glass of cold water"
  2. body of water
  3. rain
  4. (archaic) river, stream
  5. (slang, in the plural) urine
  6. (Guatemala) pop, soda (soft drink)
    Voy a comprar algo de agua. - I'm gonna buy some pop
    Deme agua Pepsi. - Give me Pepsi.

Usage notesEdit

The feminine noun agua is like other feminine nouns starting with a stressed a sound in that it takes the definite article el (normally reserved for masculine nouns) in the singular when there is no intervening adjective:

el agua

However, if an adjective intervenes between the article and the noun, the article reverts to la.

In Guatemala, since agua prototypically refers to a soft drink, the phrase agua pura is used to refer to water.

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VerbEdit

agua

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of aguar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of aguar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of aguar.