t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Aug 26 20:17:26 PDT 2010
> 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
> Google tells me that <sicere> is a loanword from Hebrew, used to
> translate Biblical references to alcohol.
> - Jaume
The quick ref says it's Late Latin which would make the word 3rd to 7th
Century from the original Hebrew by way of the Greek "sikera."
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