aqua vitae

Lemma

aqua vitae

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

n.

Definizione

an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented. 1

Nota

aqua vitae is an archaic name for a concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol. The term originated in the Middle Ages and was originally used as a generic name for all types of distillates. It eventually came to refer more specifically to distillates of alcoholic beverages. 2

Contesto

aqua vitae was typically prepared by distilling wine, and was sometimes known as "Spirit of Wine" in English texts. 2

Trascrizione fonetica

[,ækwə’vi:ti:] 3

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Synonyms: aqua vita, spirits of wine. 3 4

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

early 15c., Latin, lit. "water of life," an alchemical term for unrefined alcohol. Applied to brandy, whiskey, etc. from 1540s. 5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Tue Jun 26 17:38:43 2012
Autore

Giulia Maitilasso

Fonti

1 : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aqua+vitae, 8/06/2012

2 : http://www.websters-dictionary-online.com/definitions/aqua%20vitae?cx=partner-pub-0939450753529744%3Av0qd01-tdlq&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=aqua%20vitae&sa=Search#906, 8/06/2012

3 : autori vari, I grandi dizionari Hazon 2.0 Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese, Trebaseleghe (PD), Garzanti editore S.p.A., 2010, p. 58

4 : http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-aqua-vitae.htm, 14/05/2012

5 : http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=aqua+vitae&allowed_in_frame=0, 8/06/2012

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