Incorrect spelling, explanation:
aquaduct is an incorrect word, despite the fact that aqua means water. The word used in this compound is actually aquae, and because of the pronunciation with e, the spelling is simplified and adjusted to English spelling and pronunciation standards, so the correct spelling is actually aqueduct.
Correct spelling, explanation: aqueduct is a compound word of Latin origin, made up of the word aquae (aquatic) and ductus (to lead). Over time the word became adjusted to fit French, and eventually English language. Especially aquae changed based on the pronunciation to aque-, leading to the current form of the word – aqueduct.
Definition of aqueduct:
1. a structure built for carrying water
The old stone aqueducts were often built with beautiful high arches.
The aqueducts were used to transport water not only to the town but also to water the crops.
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