Branntwein

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Middle High German brantwīn, contraction of older gebranter wīn, which latter is equivalent to modern gebrannter Wein (distilled wine, literally burnt wine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʁantˌvaɪ̯n/
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Noun[edit]

Branntwein m (genitive Branntweines, plural Branntweine)

  1. (dated) spirit, booze, hard liquor (any distilled alcohol drink)
  2. (archaic) brandy, eau de vie (drink made from distilled wine)

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