Bitter

Lemma

Bitter

Etichetta di dominio

AG

Etichetta grammaticale

adj.

Definizione

Characteristic taste of oils obtained from green olives or olives turning colour. It can be more or less pleasant depending on its intensity1

Nota

Considered a positive attribute because it is indicative of fresh olive fruit.2

Contesto

The Ancient Greek doctors idenitfied this peppery and bitter affect in the healthiest early harvest olive oils and recommended mixing it with wine, which could be why balsamic vinegar has come down through history as a partner to olive oil.3

Trascrizione fonetica

/ˈbɪtə/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Sin. Pungent, sharp 6
Ant. Sweet 6

Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Old English biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; angry, embittered; cruel," from Proto-Germanic *bitras- (source also of Old Saxon bittar, Old Norse bitr, Dutchbitter, Old High German bittar, German bitter, Gothic baitrs "bitter"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (source also of Old English bitan "to bite;" see bite(v.)). Evidently the meaning drifted in prehistoric times from "biting, of pungent taste," to "acrid-tasting." Used figuratively in Old English of states of mind and words. Related: Bitterly.5

Etichetta di paese

GB

Ente

Università di Genova - Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere - dipartimento DISCLIC

Data della scheda
Thu Jan 1 01:00:10 1970
Autore
ND
Fonti

1.http://iate.europa.eu/FindTermsByLilId.do?lilId=1442979&langId=en/ (03/04/2017)
2.http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/olive-oil-tasting-terms (03/04/2017)
3.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marilynharding2/healthy-olive-oil-bitter-is-better_b_8572600.html (03/04/2017)
4.http://lingorado.com/ipa/ (03/04/2017)
5.http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=bitter (03/04/2017)
6.http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/bitter (03/04/2017)

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