As streams were few in Palestine, water was generally stored up in winter in reservoirs, and distributed through gardens in numerous rills, which could easily be turned or diverted by the foot (Deut. 11:10).
   For purposes of irrigation, water was raised from streams or pools by water-wheels, or by a shaduf, commonly used on the banks of the Nile to the present day.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • irrigation — [ irigasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XVe; lat. irrigatio 1 ♦ Méd. Action de faire couler de l eau (sur une partie malade, une plaie). 2 ♦ (1764) Cour. Arrosement artificiel des terres en déviant les eaux douces (⇒ arrosage). Canaux, rigoles d irrigation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Irrigation — Ir ri*ga tion, n. [L. irrigatio: cf. F. irrigation.] The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Irrigation — (v. lat.), 1) Bewässerung; 2) Tropfbad, Donche, s.u. Bad C) b) bb) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Irrigation — (lat.), Anfeuchtung, Bewässerung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Irrigation — (lat.), Bewässerung; Berieselung, auch Abspülung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Irrigation — Irrigation, lat. dtsch., Befeuchtung; Bewässerung; irrigiren, bewässern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • irrigation — (n.) a supplying of water to land, 1610s, from L. irrigationem (nom. irrigatio) a watering, noun of action from pp. stem of irrigare (see IRRIGATE (Cf. irrigate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Irrigation — For its use in viticulture, see Irrigation in viticulture. For its use in medicine, see Therapeutic irrigation. LEPA redirects here. For the airport serving Palma de Mallorca, Spain, assigned the ICAO code LEPA, see Palma de Mallorca Airport.… …   Wikipedia

  • Irrigation — L’irrigation est l opération consistant à apporter artificiellement de l’eau à des végétaux cultivés pour en augmenter la production, et permettre leur développement normal en cas de déficit d eau induit par un déficit pluviométrique, un drainage …   Wikipédia en Français

  • irrigation — irrigational, adj. /ir i gay sheuhn/, n. 1. the artificial application of water to land to assist in the production of crops. 2. Med. the flushing or washing out of anything with water or other liquid. 3. the state of being irrigated. [1605 15; …   Universalium

  • irrigation — (i rri ga sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Arrosement des prés, des terres, par l eau d une rivière, d un ruisseau, etc. qu on y amène à l aide de diverses dispositions. Canaux d irrigation. 2°   En chirurgie, arrosement d une partie… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”