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Paisaje rural andaluz

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/21/2002
Word: Acequia
(a-CE-quia), sustantivo femenino
English: irrigation ditch, trench
Etymology: Del árabe as-saqiya
Meaning: Zanja o canal por donde se conducen las aguas para regar o para otros fines.
Topic:Paisaje rural andaluz

Di, ¿por qué acequia escondida,
agua, vienes hasta mí, manantial de nueva vida
de donde nunca bebí?

Antonio Machado, “Anoche cuando dormía”