- having the color aqua.
Origin of aqua
- variant of aqui-.
Origin of aqua-
Examples from the Web for aqua
In this aqua blanket with its frayed edges I smelled home: warm laundry, bacon frying, coffee and cigarettes.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
AQUA Studio NYLocation: New York, NYPrice: $40 You could swim and you could bike, or you could cycle in the water.12 Priciest Fitness Classes (Actually Worth the Splurge)
February 3, 2014
The MTA did try something similar on the west side yard of Penn Station: a giant tube full of water known as an aqua dam.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway
November 4, 2012
From Aqua Buddha to Wikileaks, 2010 gave us a bounty of new words for our political vocabulary.The 2010 Political Dictionary from A to Z
Samuel P. Jacobs
December 12, 2010
If the precipitate fails to dissolve, it is treated with aqua regia.Legal Chemistry
Ruins of it, as well as of the Aqua Claudia, exist at the present day.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
A print from it, in aqua fortis, by Alessio Loyr, is mentioned Lett.A Treatise on Painting
Leonardo Da Vinci
But if in the dissolving there be aqua fortis, it sufficeth to calcine it.A Discovrse of Fire and Salt (A Discourse of Fire and Salt)
Blaise de Vigenre
The reservoir was supplied with water by a branch aqueduct from the Aqua Marcia.Old Rome
- water: used in compound names of certain liquid substances (as in aqua regia) or solutions of substances in water (as in aqua ammoniae), esp in the names of pharmacological solutions
- short for aquamarine (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for aqua
"water," late 14c.; see aqua-. Used in late Middle English in combinations to mean "decoction, solution" (cf. aqua regia, a mix of concentrated acids, literally "royal water," so called for its power to dissolve gold and other "noble" metals). As the name of a light greenish-blue color, 1936.
word-forming element meaning "water," from Latin aqua "water; the sea; rain," cognate with Proto-Germanic *akhwo, source of Old English ea "river," Gothic ahua "river, waters," Old Norse Ægir, name of the sea-god, Old English ieg "island;" all from PIE *akwa- "water" (cf. Sanskrit ap "water," Hittite akwanzi "they drink," Lithuanian uppe "a river").