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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History and Etymology for 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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