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aqua vitae

[vahy-tee, vee-tee] /ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi ti/
noun
1.
2.
spirituous liquor, as brandy or whiskey.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English aqua vite < Latin: water of life; cf. aquavit, whiskey
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British Dictionary definitions for aqua-vitae

aqua vitae

/ˈviːtaɪ; ˈvaɪtiː/
noun
1.
an archaic name for brandy
Word Origin
Medieval Latin: water of life
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Word Origin and History for aqua-vitae

aqua vitae

n.

early 15c., Latin, literally "water of life," an alchemical term for unrefined alcohol. Applied to brandy, whiskey, etc. from 1540s. Cf. whiskey, also French eau-de-vie "spirits, brandy," literally "water of life."

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