Presa meaning

prā'sə
A small, often temporary dam or dike used to divert water into an acequia.
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A sign (:S:, +, or ) showing where each successive voice enters in a canon.
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Origin of presa

  • Spanish a capturing of something, presa from Latin prēnsa feminine singular of prehēnsus, prēnsus past participle of prehendere, prendere to grasp ghend- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition