vino

[vee-noh]

Origin:
1895–1900; < Italian: wine

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vino-

variant of vini-.

in vino veritas

[in wee-noh we-ri-tahs; English in vahy-noh ver-i-tas, -tahs, vee-noh]
Latin.
in wine there is truth.
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in vino veritas (ɪn ˈviːnəʊ ˈvɛrɪˌtæs)
 
in wine there is truth; people speak the truth when they are drunk

vino (ˈviːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
an informal word for wine
 
[jocular use of Italian or Spanish vino]

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vino
"inferior wine," 1919, colloquial, from It. and Sp. word for "wine," from L. vinum (see vine).
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in vino veritas [(in vee-noh ver-ee-tahs)]

A Latin phrase suggesting that people are more likely to say what they really feel under the influence of alcohol. It means, “There is truth in wine.”

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