Prelibation meaning

prēlī-bāshən
A foretaste.
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A tasting beforehand; foretaste.
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A prelibation of heavenly bliss.

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A pouring out, or libation, before tasting.
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Origin of prelibation

  • Latin praelībātiō praelībātiōn- from praelībātus past participle of praelībāre to taste beforehand prae- pre- lībāre pour out, to taste

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin praelibatio, from praelibare to taste beforehand.

    From Wiktionary