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Origin of beer
Examples from the Web for beer
We know that the skies are open season for all manner of drone traffic, from missile launchers to beer droppers.
I was bored, but I grabbed a red Solo cup, filled it with beer, and stayed with my group, chatting with the brothers about Jim.
We arrived to the din of a party in full swing: a band, multiple kegs of beer, dancing, foosball, and mantle diving.
Three were predictable: The Italians and French were, of course, wine imbibers and the Germans were deep in the beer cellar.
But there were two designations that seemed anachronisms to me: -- Spain and the United Kingdom among the beer swillers.
But in another minute the beer had gone to his head, and a faint and even pleasant shiver ran down his spine.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
They do not, however, keep more than twelve hours after picking, and then begin to ferment and taste like beer.The Khedive's Country|George Manville Fenn
He was the inventor of a beer which bore his name, something like our Ottawa, with a stick in it, by one Dr. Irish.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
I can remember when at one time the admission fee included the cost of a pint of beer or some other fluid.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
Have bread, beer, fodder for the horses ready, as well as all weapons of war.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
Word Origin for beer
Old English beor "strong drink, beer, mead," a word of much-disputed and ambiguous origin, cognate with Old Frisian biar, Middle Dutch and Dutch bier, Old High German bior, German Bier.
Probably a 6c. West Germanic monastic borrowing of Vulgar Latin biber "a drink, beverage" (from Latin infinitive bibere "to drink;" see imbibe). Another suggestion is that it comes from Proto-Germanic *beuwoz-, from *beuwo- "barley." The native Germanic word for the beverage was the one that yielded ale (q.v.).
Beer was a common drink among most of the European peoples, as well as in Egypt and Mesopotamia, but was known to the Greeks and Romans only as an exotic product. [Buck]
They did have words for it, however. Greek brytos, used in reference to Thracian or Phrygian brews, was related to Old English breowan "brew;" Latin zythum is from Greek zythos, first used of Egyptian beer and treated as an Egyptian word but perhaps truly Greek and related to zyme "leaven." French bière is from Germanic. Spanish cerveza is from Latin cervesia "beer," perhaps related to Latin cremor "thick broth."
Old Church Slavonic pivo, source of the general Slavic word for "beer," is originally "a drink" (cf. Old Church Slavonic piti "drink"). French bière is a 16c. borrowing from German. U.S. slang beer goggles, through which every potential romantic partner looks desirable, is from 1986.