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Posted by Johannes on 5 August 2008

Etymology of wine and vinegar

The word wine comes from the Latin vinum (wine) that derives from the Greek oinos (οίνος). The root vin- has been adopted by many European languages, such as German (der Wein), French (vin), Italian (vino), etc.

From the same root: wineglass, vine, vinegar, vineyard etc.

In modern Greek:
a) oenos: wine [οίνος, κρασί]
b) oenopneuma:
alcohol [οινόπνευμα]
c) oenopoeio:
wine factory [οινοποιείο]
d) oenopoeios:
wine maker [οινολόγος]
e) oenologos:
enologist [οινολόγος]

Η λέξη wine (οίνος, κρασί) προέρχεται από το Λατινικό vinum (οίνος) το οποίο με τη σειρά του προέρχεται από το αρχαίο Ελληνικό οίνος.

oenos –> vinum –> vino (It), vin (Fr), wine (Eng), der Wein (Ger).

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