vintner

vintner

[vint-ner]
noun
a person who makes wine or sells wines.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English vint(e)ner, derivative of vin(e)ter < Anglo-French; Old French vinetier < Medieval Latin vīnētārius, equivalent to Latin vīnēt(um) vineyard (vīn(um) wine + -ētum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows) + -ārius -ary

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vintner (ˈvɪntnə)
 
n
a wine merchant
 
[C15: from Old French vinetier, from Medieval Latin vīnētārius, from Latin vīnētum vineyard, from vīnumwine]

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vintner
"wine merchant," c.1430, alteration of vinter (c.1300), from Anglo-Fr. vineter, O.Fr. vinetier, from M.L. vinetarius "a wine dealer," from L. vinetum "vineyard," from vinum "wine" (see vine).
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