See also: aqua- and àqua

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English aqua (water), borrowed from Latin aqua. Perhaps also a learned borrowing directly from Latin. Doublet of ea, Eau, eau, and yeo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈækwə/, /ˈɑːkwə/
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NounEdit

aqua (countable and uncountable, plural aquas or aquae)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) The compound water.
  2. A shade of colour, usually a mix of blue and green similar to the colour turquoise.
    aqua:  
    • 2009 June 27, Patricia Cohen, “Employing Art Along With Ambassadors”, in New York Times[1]:
      Ms. Rockburne, with help from a team of artists, is working on a gargantuan mural of deep blues, shimmering aquas and luminous gold leaf that is headed for the American Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
    Synonym: aquamarine

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

water

AdjectiveEdit

aqua (comparative more aqua, superlative most aqua)

  1. Of a greenish-blue colour.
    Synonym: aquamarine

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ékʷeh₂. Compare Venetian àcua, Italian acqua.

NounEdit

aqua

  1. (Vegliot) water

ReferencesEdit

  • Ive, A. (1886), “L'antico dialetto di Veglia [The old dialect of Veglia]”, in G. I. Ascoli, editor, Archivio glottologico italiano [Italian linguistic archive], volume 9, Rome: E. Loescher, pages 115–187

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈaku̯a/, /ˈakva/

AdjectiveEdit

aqua

  1. aqueous

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A genericized trademark of the Indonesian trademark Aqua, from Latin aqua (water).

NounEdit

aqua (first-person possessive aquaku, second-person possessive aquamu, third-person possessive aquanya)

  1. (colloquial) bottled water

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InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

aqua (plural aquas)

  1. water

IstriotEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aqua from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ékʷeh₂. Compare Venetian àcua, Italian acqua.

NounEdit

aqua f (plural aque)

  1. water

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

aqua f (plural aque)

  1. Obsolete form of acqua.
    1. water

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *akʷā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ékʷeh₂. Cognate with Gothic 𐌰𐍈𐌰 (aƕa, river), English ea.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aqua f (genitive aquae); first declension

  1. water
    aqua dulcisfresh water
    crībrō aquam haurīreto draw water with a sieve, to flog a dead horse (proverb)
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.2:
      Terra autem erat inānis et vacua, et tenebrae erant super faciem abyssī: et spīritus Deī ferēbātur super aquās.
      And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Genesis.1.6:
      Dīxit quoque Deus fīat firmāmentum in mediō aquārum et dīvidat aquās ab aquīs.
      And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    • 8th C. C.E., Paulus Diaconus (author), Karl Otfried Müller (editor), Excerpta ex libris Pompeii Festi De significatione verborum (1839), page 2, line 14:
      Aqua dīcitur, ā quā iuvāmur.
      Water is called that which sustains us.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative aqua aquae
Genitive aquae aquārum
Dative aquae aquīs
Accusative aquam aquās
Ablative aquā aquīs
Vocative aqua aquae
  • The genitive singular is also archaic aquāī.

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • aqua in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aqua in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • aqua in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • aqua in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the surface of the water: summa aqua
    • to stand out of the water: ex aqua exstare
    • the water reaches to the waist: aqua est umbilīco tenus
    • the water is up to, is above, the chest: aqua pectus aequat, superat
    • to come to the surface: (se) ex aqua emergere
    • to draw off water from a river: aquam ex flumine derivare
    • to bring a stream of water through the garden: aquam ducere per hortum
    • a conduit; an aqueduct: aquae ductus (plur. aquarum ductus)
    • running water: aqua viva, profluens (opp. stagnum)
    • a perpetual spring: aqua iugis, perennis
    • ill-watered: aquae, aquarum inops
    • to slake one's thirst by a draught of cold water: sitim haustu gelidae aquae sedare
    • to proscribe a person, declare him an outlaw: aqua et igni interdicere alicui
  • aqua in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Further readingEdit


VenetianEdit

NounEdit

aqua f

  1. water

ReferencesEdit