ptisan[tiz′ən, ti zan′]
- a drink made by boiling down barley with water and other ingredients; barley water
- any similar decoction, as of herbs
Origin: Middle English tysane from Middle French tisane from Vulgar Latin tisana, for Classical Latin ptisana, barley groats, drink made from barley groats from Glassical Greek ptisanē, peeled barley from ptissein, to peel from Indo-European base an unverified form pis-, to crush from source Classical Latin pinsere, to beat, crush
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Origin: Middle English tisane, peeled barley, barley water, from Old French, from Latin ptisana, tisana, from Greek ptisanē, from ptissein, to crush.
ptisan - Medical Definition