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Etymology of the English word liqueur

the English word liqueur
derived from the French word liqueur
derived from the Old French word licour
derived from the Latin word liquor (fluid, liquid)
derived from the Latin word liquere (be in molten, liquid state; be clear to a person; it is proven, guilt is established; [non ~ => not proven as a verdict)

Date

The earliest known usage of liqueur in English dates from the 18th century.

Cognates

Dutch likeur, French liqueur, German Likör, Italian liquore, Norwegian likor, Spanish licor, Swedish likör

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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