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[nawr-ee-uh, nohr-] /ˈnɔr i ə, ˈnoʊr-/
noun
1.
a device consisting of a series of buckets on a wheel, used in Spain and the Orient for raising water.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Spanish < Arabic nāʿūra
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noria

/ˈnɔːrɪə/
noun
1.
a water wheel with buckets attached to its rim for raising water from a stream into irrigation canals: common in Spain and the Orient
Word Origin
C18: via Spanish from Arabic nā`ūra, from na`ara to creak
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