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vodka

[vod-kuh] /ˈvɒd kə/
noun
1.
an unaged, colorless, distilled spirit, originally made in Russia.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Russian vódka, equivalent to vod(á) water + -ka noun suffix
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vodka

/ˈvɒdkə/
noun
1.
an alcoholic drink originating in Russia, made from grain, potatoes, etc, usually consisting only of rectified spirit and water
Word Origin
C19: from Russian, diminutive of voda water; related to Sanskrit udan water, Greek hudōr
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Word Origin and History for vodka
n.

1802, from Russian vodka, literally "little water," from voda "water" (from PIE *wedor, *wodor; see water (n.1)) + diminutive suffix -ka.

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