water of life

Definition of water of life

  1. 1 :  something that gives spiritual refreshment or eternal life

  2. 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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