water of life
Definition of water of life
1 : something that gives spiritual refreshment or eternal life
2 [translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae] : a strong distilled alcoholic drink (as brandy or whiskey)
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Origin and Etymology of water of life
Middle English water of lif, translation of Late Latin aqua vitae (as in Revelation 22:1), translation of Greek hydōr zōēs
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