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aqua vitae

[ vahy-tee, vee-tee ]
/ ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi ti /
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noun

spirituous liquor, as brandy or whiskey.

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Origin of aqua vitae

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

an archaic name for brandy

Word Origin for aqua vitae

Medieval Latin: water of life
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