acquavite

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin aqua vītae (literally water of life). Compare French eau-de-vie and Irish uisce beatha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ak.kwaˈvi.te/
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  • Hyphenation: ac‧qua‧vì‧te

Noun[edit]

acquavite f (plural acquaviti or acqueviti)

  1. Generic name for many highly alcoholic beverages
  2. Synonym of grappa

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References[edit]

  • acquavite in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana