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Latin translation: cervisia

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English term or phrase:beer
Latin translation:cervisia
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01:07 Aug 12, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: beer
If known I would be grateful for an expression similar to "in vino veritas".
DrSantos
Local time: 11:49
In cervisia veritas
Explanation:
But of course I made it up. The Romans had no beer of their own, and only came to know it from the Gallic populations who drank it, when Caesar defeated them and conquered their land, Gallia or modern France (by the way, in the modern Greek language France is called...Gallia, clearly a Latin import). The Romans called this Gallic drink "cervisia", but it always remained alien to them. Even in modern Italy, beer as a drink has become popular only in the last 3 or 4 decades.
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Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 10:49
Grading comment
Grazie mille.
Could not be "cervitia, ae"?
I agreed with all your comments about the Romans, and also about the modern Italians drinking more beer than before. Just that I am writing a book on the History of Beer. You have confirmed what I thought about the Romans despising the people who drank beer - but it was available throughtout the Romam Empire - and were the Romans soldeirs who spread beer in Europe.
Grazie tanti per la informazzione.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1In cervisia veritas
Francesco D'Alessandro
naIt was "cervisia"
Francesco D'Alessandro


  

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22 mins peer agreement (net): +1
In cervisia veritas


Explanation:
But of course I made it up. The Romans had no beer of their own, and only came to know it from the Gallic populations who drank it, when Caesar defeated them and conquered their land, Gallia or modern France (by the way, in the modern Greek language France is called...Gallia, clearly a Latin import). The Romans called this Gallic drink "cervisia", but it always remained alien to them. Even in modern Italy, beer as a drink has become popular only in the last 3 or 4 decades.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 10:49
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 15
Grading comment
Grazie mille.
Could not be "cervitia, ae"?
I agreed with all your comments about the Romans, and also about the modern Italians drinking more beer than before. Just that I am writing a book on the History of Beer. You have confirmed what I thought about the Romans despising the people who drank beer - but it was available throughtout the Romam Empire - and were the Romans soldeirs who spread beer in Europe.
Grazie tanti per la informazzione.

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5 hrs
It was "cervisia"


Explanation:
I checked it up in my Latin dictionary before answering you.

Francesco D'Alessandro
Spain
Local time: 10:49
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 15
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