metheglin

[muh-theg-lin]

Origin of metheglin

1525–35; < Welsh meddyglyn, equivalent to meddyg healing (< Latin medicus; see medical) + llyn liquor
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metheglin

noun
  1. (esp formerly) spiced or medicated mead

Word Origin for metheglin

C16: from Welsh meddyglyn, from meddyg healer (from Latin medicus medical) + llyn liquor
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