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Water House? Water warehouse? Water Shop? Water Library? Collection of "wintage" waters?
Premetto che in linea di massima concordo con la risposta precedente però:
-teca ~ Secondo elemento di composti, derivati dal greco (biblioteca) o formati modernamente (cineteca)
cineteca non un "cinema bar", bensì:
nf cinematheque, library of cinema films, film library, film archives
enoteca non è propriamente un "wine bar"
1 collection of vintage wines
2 wine shop, wine house.
non è un book bar, bensì: library.
Spero di essere stato di un qualche aiuto.
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Native speaker of: Italian
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water samples storage facility
as you explained
Local time: 13:32
Native speaker of: Italian
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|Many thanks for the help. On reading more of the article, I now see that this is the closest explanation. It is a place in the water analyses lab. where they store original and duplicate samples of the water they are analysing.|
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Just a comment
A "wine bar" is a place where you can taste some wine, have a light lunch, and sometimes buy some wine. An "enoteca" is a "collezione di bottiglie di vini pregiati, luogo per l'esposizione ed eventualmente l'assaggio e la vendita di vini". The place in which you store wine, in Italian, is "cantina".
On the other hand, in my understanding, a "water bar" is:
1) A bar placed in the joint between the wood member and the masonry sill of a window to prevent the penetration of water.
2) A strip of metal, rubber or other material to prevent leakage though joints between adjacent sections of concrete.
3) A shallow channel (termed a cross-drain), or raised barrier, e.g. a ridge of packed earth or a thin pole (a pole drain) laid diagonally across the surface of a road so as to leadwater, particularly storm water, off it.
4) Some place like this:
Definitely NOT an "idroteca" (a word which is not even listed in the Devoto-Oli nor in the Garzanti) meaning a water sample storage facility: you can find something here:
Idroteca means "the appropriate type of water for every course served during a meal".
It is also something related to marine biology:
So, dear Rod, as you can see, "you non-native Italian speakers are certainly looking in all the wrong places".
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