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ti·na·ja

 (tē-nä′hä)
n.
1. A small, usually water-filled depression in rock in a desert or dry area.
2. A usually large earthenware jar or pot mainly used for storing water and other liquids.

[American Spanish, from Spanish large earthenware jar, from Old Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *tīnacula, diminutive of Latin tīna, wine jar, of unknown origin.]
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tinaja

(tɪˈnɑːhə; tɪˈnæxæ)
n
1. a large jar for cooling water
2. (Physical Geography) a small pool surrounded by rocks
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Water sourced from the Pasig River was the cheapest at only 2.50 cents per tinaja. Aside from having water delivered to their houses, people also got their water from other nearby rivers, lakes and springs.
They were Jose Lorenzo Barbara, Christine Janel Sora, Irish Paula Tinaja, Jemaimah Shyn Aludino, Mary Angeleica Gella, John Kenji Perez Roxas, Cyrill Kiersten Cecillano, and Mariae Marseille Pornan.
Comprendamos por un momento que, en el fondo de la Caja de Pandora--a quien se le prohibe abrir el anfora o tinaja que contenia males y enfermedades--estaba la esperanza, esperanza que ahora sabemos es quiza mas mortecina que vital: la caja ha sido abierta y se llama investigacion genetica--?fabricacion?--donde se juega el destino de la especie humana como tal.
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