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zanja (plural zanjas)

  1. An irrigation canal in Latin America.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Basque zanga, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sengh- (possibly borrowed via Proto-Celtic [Term?]).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zanja f (plural zanjas)

  1. ditch; trench

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VerbEdit

zanja

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Sobre la etimología del vasco zanga y del español zanja, Fernando Fernández Palacios, in Fontes linguae vasconum: Studia et documenta, Navarra:Institución Príncipe de Viana, 1969. Accessible at Fundación Dialnet