- alcoholic beverage
- alcoholic drink
Other Word Forms of Alcohol
Origin of Alcohol
Bartholomew Traheron in his 1543 translation of John of Vigo introduces the word as a term used by "barbarous" (Moorish) authors for "fine powder": the barbarous auctours use alcohol, or (as I fynde it sometymes wryten) alcofoll, for moost fine poudre.
William Johnson in his 1657 Lexicon Chymicum glosses the word as antimonium sive stibium. By extension, the word came to refer to any fluid obtained by distillation, including "alcohol of wine", the distilled essence of wine.
Medieval Latin fine metallic powder, especially of antimony from Arabic al-kuḥl al- the kuḥl powder of antimony kx̣l in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Johnson (1657) glosses alcohol vini as quando omnis superfluitas vini a vino separatur, ita ut accensum ardeat donec totum consumatur, nihilque fæcum aut phlegmatis in fundo remaneat.
Libavius in Alchymia (1594) has vini alcohol vel vinum alcalisatum.
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