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 of ptisanMiddle English tysane ; from Middle French tisane ; from Vulgar Latin tisana, for Classical Latin ptisana, barley groats, drink made from barley groats ; from Classical 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
A medicinal infusion, such as sweetened barley water.
Origin of ptisanMiddle English tisane, peeled barley, barley water, from Old French, from Latin ptisana, tisana, from Greek ptisanē, from ptissein, to crush.
- Alternative spelling of tisane.