potion

[poh-shuhn]
noun
a drink or draft, especially one having or reputed to have medicinal, poisonous, or magical powers: a love potion; a sleeping potion.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English pocion < Latin pōtiōn- (stem of pōtiō) a drinking, equivalent to pōt(us), variant of pōtātus, past participle of pōtāre to drink + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English pocioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

portion, potion.


elixir, brew, concoction, philter.
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potion (ˈpəʊʃən)
 
n
1.  a drink, esp of medicine, poison, or some supposedly magic beverage
2.  a rare word for beverage
 
[C13: via Old French from Latin pōtiō a drink, especially a poisonous one, from pōtāre to drink]

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potion
c.1300, from O.Fr. pocion (12c.), from L. potionem (nom. potio) "potion, a drinking," from potus "drunken," irregular pp. of potare "to drink," from PIE base *po-/*pi- "drink" (cf. Skt. pati "drinks;" Gk. pinein "to drink," poton "that which one drinks," potos "drinking bout;" O.C.S. piti "to drink,"
pivo "beverage").
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potion po·tion (pō'shən)
n.
A liquid medicinal dose or drink.

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