weak

Lemma

weak

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

Lacking grip typical for the wine. 1

Nota

Excessive acid makes a wine taste sour, while insufficient acid renders a wine weak. Acid is particularly important in white wines providing a backbone, and allowing them to age. 2

Contesto

Less exciting, weak wines would quickly form more watery legs. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[wi:k] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

c.1300, from O.N. veikr "weak," cognate with O.E. wac "weak, pliant, soft," from P.Gmc. *waikwaz "yield," *wikanan "bend" (cf. O.S. wek, Swed. vek, M.Du. weec, Du. week "weak, soft, tender," O.H.G. weih "yielding, soft," Ger. weich "soft," from PIE base*weik- "to bend, wind". 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova

Data della scheda
Fri Oct 9 00:00:00 2009
Autore

Michela Ugazzo, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.sallybernstein.com/beverages/wine/wine_glossery.htm », (20/09/2009)

2 : «http://www.theitalianwineconnection.com/Glossaries/Wine/ba.php», (24/10/2011)

3 : «http://www.thewinedoctor.com/advisory/tastetastingwine.shtml», (24/10/2011)

4 : Ragazzini Giuseppe, Il Ragazzini, Dizionario Inglese-Italiano Italiano-Inglese, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2004.

5 : «http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=weak&searchmode=none», (12/10/2011)

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