Origin of aqua
Other definitions for aqua (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE AQUA-
What does aqua- mean?
Aquia comes from Latin aqua, meaning “water.” The Greek translation is hýdōr, meaning “water,” which is the source of such combining forms as hydro–.
What are variants of aqua-?
Examples of aqua-
One example of a term that features the form aqua– is aquanaut, “an undersea explorer.”
Aqua– means “water,” as we have seen. The –naut part of the word roughly means “sailor” or “pilot,” from Greek –naútēs. Aquanaut literally translates to “water pilot.”
What are some words that use the combining form aqua-?
- aquarium (using the equivalent form of aqua– in Latin)
- aquatic (using the equivalent form of aqua– in Latin)
What are some other forms that aqua– may be commonly confused with?
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Given the meaning of aqua-, what is an aquafarm?
How to use aqua in a sentence
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’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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)|DailyBurn|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Josh Dzieza|November 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But there, in her aqua-painted bedroom, there was no judgment, only admiration.
The hair is most definitely UP, and gone are the usual greys and whites and in its place a shocking aqua-marine teal.
A tint of aqua-marina of marvellous delicacy spread a soft hue throughout the cavern.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Neither this acid nor the nitrous will dissolve gold or platina; but a mixture of them, called aqua regia, will do it.
Platina is precipitated from a solution in aqua regia by sal-ammoniac, as gold is by martial vitriol.
It is soluble in the vitriolic or marine acids, and reduced to a yellow calx by nitrous acid or aqua regia.
If a little aqua-fortis be mixed with the water, the writing will dry well, and not run out of its form when the paper is wetted.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts