[Sca-cooks] cider

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 20:09:47 PDT 2010

Ah, thanks.  I saw a map of holland with the words, "zuider zee" on it, and

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Craig Daniel <teucer at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Ian Kusz <sprucebranch at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Where does the word "cider" come from?
> From the French <cidre>, which is from Latin and cognate with Spanish
> <sidra>. The Latin is <sicere> "strong drink," which doesn't explain
> the d showing up in French and Latin; presumably there was a late
> vulgar latin variant that I'm not aware of that developed into those
> forms.
> Google tells me that <sicere> is a loanword from Hebrew, used to
> translate Biblical references to alcohol.
>  - Jaume
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