Acequia meaning

ə-sākē-ə
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An irrigation canal.
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In the Southwest, an irrigation canal.
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(used in the Southwestern US or in reference to Spain, chiefly agriculture) An acequia, an irrigation ditch.
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Origin of acequia

  • Spanish from Arabic as-sāqiya al- the sāqiya irrigation ditch feminine active participle of saqā to give to drink šqy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Spanish; ultimately from Classical Arabic verb سقى (saqā, “to irrigate”).

    From Wiktionary