aqua vitae

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aqua "water" and vitae "of life", meaning "water of life".

Noun[edit]

aqua vitae (plural aquae vitae)

  1. (alchemy) An aqueous solution of alcohol typically prepared by distilling wine.
  2. (chemistry, archaic) A concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol.
  3. (beverages) French brandy / cognac.

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally "water of life", from aqua (water) + vīta (life).

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Noun[edit]

aqua vītae f (genitive aquae vītārum); first declension

  1. distilled alcohol; spirits

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