vinous

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle English vinous, vinose (consisting of, containing, or made of wine),[1] from Latin vīnōsus (fond of wine; wine-flavoured), from vīnum (wine)[2] + -ōsus (adjective-forming suffix meaning ‘full of, prone to’).

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Adjective[edit]

vinous (comparative more vinous, superlative most vinous)

  1. Pertaining to or having the characteristics of wine.
    • 1768, Mr. Yorick [pseudonym; Laurence Sterne], “Preface in the Desobligeant”, in A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, volume I, London: [] T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, [], →OCLC, pages 29–30:
      The man who firſt tranſplanted the grape of Burgundy to the Cape of Good Hope (obſerve he was a Dutchman) never dreamt of drinking the ſame wine at the Cape, that the ſame grape produced upon the French mountains—he was too phlegmatic for that—but undoubtedly he expected to drink ſome ſort of vinous liquor; [...]
    1. Involving the use of wine.
      Synonym: (containing wine) vinaceous
    2. Having the colour of red wine; vinaceous.
  2. Tending to drink wine excessively.
    • 1869, William Francis Collier, “William Shakspere”, in A History of English Literature, in a Series of Biographical Sketches, London, Edinburgh, New York, N.Y.: T[homas] Nelson and Sons, [], →OCLC, page 146:
      Yet fat and vinous old Jack Falstaff, whose portraiture is the happiest hit in all the varied range of English comedy, must be sought for in other scenes.
    • 1883, Fun, London: Published for the proprietors, →OCLC, page 168, column 1:
      Curiosity induced him to ask the wild-eyed vinous old man if he knew the lady.
    • 1898 July 2, “The New Dipsomania”, in Punch, or The London Charivari, volume CXIV, London: Published at the office, 85, Fleet Street, →OCLC, stanza I, page 309:
      Old Simon the Soaker now keeps a rare store / Of Malmsey and Malvoisie / In tub-fuls of hundreds of litres or more, / For a vinous old soul is he—e, / A porous old so—ul is he; [...]
    • 1899 August 25, Raymond Asquith, “Letter to H. T. Baker”, in John Jolliffe, editor, Raymond Asquith: Life and Letters, London: Collins, published 1980, →ISBN:
      It is one of the most trying things about this life, this necessity of laughing uproariously when vinous old men say things that are dirty but not funny; else one is written down as a prig.
    • 2016, Christopher Chase Walker, The Visitor[1], Winchester, Hampshire: Cosmic Egg Books, →ISBN:
      She was found wounded and amnesic by a vinous old farmer who, charitable and eccentric (or just radiantly bonkers), nursed her back to health in some ramshackle barn or outbuilding of his after the local Gendarmerie had investigated, photographed, swept up and hosed down the crash scene.
  3. Affected by the drinking of wine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ vīnǒus, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  2. ^ vinous, adj.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1917; “vinous, adj.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vino +‎ -us

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋinous/, [ˈʋino̞us̠]
  • Rhymes: -inous
  • Syllabification(key): vi‧no‧us

Noun[edit]

vinous

  1. obliqueness
  2. (probability theory) skewness

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vinous (Kotus type 40*F/kalleus, t-d gradation)
nominative vinous vinoudet
genitive vinouden vinouksien
partitive vinoutta vinouksia
illative vinouteen vinouksiin
singular plural
nominative vinous vinoudet
accusative nom. vinous vinoudet
gen. vinouden
genitive vinouden vinouksien
partitive vinoutta vinouksia
inessive vinoudessa vinouksissa
elative vinoudesta vinouksista
illative vinouteen vinouksiin
adessive vinoudella vinouksilla
ablative vinoudelta vinouksilta
allative vinoudelle vinouksille
essive vinoutena vinouksina
translative vinoudeksi vinouksiksi
abessive vinoudetta vinouksitta
instructive vinouksin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of vinous (Kotus type 40*F/kalleus, t-d gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vinouteni vinouteni
accusative nom. vinouteni vinouteni
gen. vinouteni
genitive vinouteni vinouksieni
partitive vinouttani vinouksiani
inessive vinoudessani vinouksissani
elative vinoudestani vinouksistani
illative vinouteeni vinouksiini
adessive vinoudellani vinouksillani
ablative vinoudeltani vinouksiltani
allative vinoudelleni vinouksilleni
essive vinoutenani vinouksinani
translative vinoudekseni vinouksikseni
abessive vinoudettani vinouksittani
instructive
comitative vinouksineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative vinoutesi vinoutesi
accusative nom. vinoutesi vinoutesi
gen. vinoutesi
genitive vinoutesi vinouksiesi
partitive vinouttasi vinouksiasi
inessive vinoudessasi vinouksissasi
elative vinoudestasi vinouksistasi
illative vinouteesi vinouksiisi
adessive vinoudellasi vinouksillasi
ablative vinoudeltasi vinouksiltasi
allative vinoudellesi vinouksillesi
essive vinoutenasi vinouksinasi
translative vinoudeksesi vinouksiksesi
abessive vinoudettasi vinouksittasi
instructive
comitative vinouksinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vinoutemme vinoutemme
accusative nom. vinoutemme vinoutemme
gen. vinoutemme
genitive vinoutemme vinouksiemme
partitive vinouttamme vinouksiamme
inessive vinoudessamme vinouksissamme
elative vinoudestamme vinouksistamme
illative vinouteemme vinouksiimme
adessive vinoudellamme vinouksillamme
ablative vinoudeltamme vinouksiltamme
allative vinoudellemme vinouksillemme
essive vinoutenamme vinouksinamme
translative vinoudeksemme vinouksiksemme
abessive vinoudettamme vinouksittamme
instructive
comitative vinouksinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative vinoutenne vinoutenne
accusative nom. vinoutenne vinoutenne
gen. vinoutenne
genitive vinoutenne vinouksienne
partitive vinouttanne vinouksianne
inessive vinoudessanne vinouksissanne
elative vinoudestanne vinouksistanne
illative vinouteenne vinouksiinne
adessive vinoudellanne vinouksillanne
ablative vinoudeltanne vinouksiltanne
allative vinoudellenne vinouksillenne
essive vinoutenanne vinouksinanne
translative vinoudeksenne vinouksiksenne
abessive vinoudettanne vinouksittanne
instructive
comitative vinouksinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative vinoutensa vinoutensa
accusative nom. vinoutensa vinoutensa
gen. vinoutensa
genitive vinoutensa vinouksiensa
partitive vinouttaan
vinouttansa
vinouksiaan
vinouksiansa
inessive vinoudessaan
vinoudessansa
vinouksissaan
vinouksissansa
elative vinoudestaan
vinoudestansa
vinouksistaan
vinouksistansa
illative vinouteensa vinouksiinsa
adessive vinoudellaan
vinoudellansa
vinouksillaan
vinouksillansa
ablative vinoudeltaan
vinoudeltansa
vinouksiltaan
vinouksiltansa
allative vinoudelleen
vinoudellensa
vinouksilleen
vinouksillensa
essive vinoutenaan
vinoutenansa
vinouksinaan
vinouksinansa
translative vinoudekseen
vinoudeksensa
vinouksikseen
vinouksiksensa
abessive vinoudettaan
vinoudettansa
vinouksittaan
vinouksittansa
instructive
comitative vinouksineen
vinouksinensa

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vīnōsus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈviːnus/, /viːˈnɔːs/

Adjective[edit]

vinous (Late Middle English, rare)

  1. vinous (relating to wine)

Descendants[edit]

  • English: vinous, vinose

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