Origin of potion
Examples from the Web for potion
The rooms come equipped with 4-poster wooden beds, potion bottles, cauldrons, and Hogwartsian accents—perfect for us mere muggles.Stay in the Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Hotel: London’s Georgian House Offers ‘Wizard’s Chambers’|Marlow Stern|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are then blended with chicken broth and that potion is thickened with cream.
He takes the potion, regenerates and says, “Doctor, no more.”
They give him a potion that will let him pick his next regeneration.
Mr. Gold, however, had other ideas, and tricked both Emma and Regina (Lana Parilla), taking the potion for himself.‘Homeland,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and More: Where We Left Off|Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This man declared that the count was suffering from an attack of dysentery, and made him drink a potion which he prepared at once.The Indian Chief|Gustave Aimard
This tea is a potion from the saswood tree, which grows all over this country and is a deadly poison.Stanley in Africa|James P. Boyd
He drank in the violent salt air as though it were a potion magic in power.Double Harness|Anthony Hope
Then, swallowing his potion, he went lurching down the steps without another word.Waring's Peril|Charles King
I wish the potion had been made in the new moon; however, it has been blessed.Tancred|Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for potion
Word Origin for potion
Word Origin and History for potion
c.1300, pocioun "medicinal drink," from Old French pocion "potion, draught, medicine" (12c.), from Latin potionem (nominative potio) "a potion, a drinking," also "poisonous draught, magic potion," from potus, irregular past participle of potare "to drink," from PIE root *po(i)- "to drink" (cf. Sanskrit pati "drinks," panam "beverage;" Greek pinein "to drink," poton "that which one drinks," potos "drinking bout;" Old Church Slavonic piti "to drink," pivo "beverage"). Potus as a past participle adjective in Latin meant "drunken."