Variant of nectar
- Gr. & Rom. Myth. the drink of the gods
- any very delicious beverage
- Bot. the sweetish liquid in many flowers, used by bees for the making of honey
Origin: L from Glassical Greek nektar from uncertain or unknown; perhaps base of necros, dead body (see necro-) plush tar, who overcomes (akin to Sanskrit tarati, he overcomes): hence, death-overcoming: the drink was held to confer immortality
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