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  • FWSTERIDES (Score:3, Informative)

    I've looked in a few Ancient Greek lexicons here and find nothing specifically for "beer". I would check Perseus [tufts.edu] but it's down for nightly voodoo right now.

    The various words related to "mequ" that mean "drunk" lead me to believe that "mequ" meant alcoholic drink in general, with wine being the default kind, and "ek kriqwn mequ" being a valid term for a subtype.

    (Compare to how English "wine" is, by default, grape wine, altho it can also refer to other wines, either just by itself or with a clarifying modifier like in "plum wine", etc. Based on that, I'd bet that Ancient Greeks just called beer "mequ" normally; and if context required, they would add "ek kriqwn".)

    • Thanks, this [tufts.edu] was tremendously useful. And yes, it looks as if you could well be right in your reasoning behind why there'd be two words.

      * darobin promptly goes off to call himself zuthocephalic

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      -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]