Origin: ME tysane < MFr tisane < VL tisana, for L ptisana, barley groats, drink made from barley groats < Gr ptisanē, peeled barley < ptissein, to peel < IE base *pis-, to crush > L pinsere, to beat, crush
See ptisan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English tisane, peeled barley, barley water
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin ptisana, tisana
Origin: , from Greek ptisanē
Origin: , from ptissein, to crush.
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