meaning of aqua vitae

aqua vitae meaning in Urban Dictionary

actually the "water of life." Alcoholic beverages, specifically whiskey.

aqua vitae meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 15c., Latin, literally "water of life," an alchemical term for unrefined liquor. Placed on brandy, whiskey, etc. from 1540s. Compare whiskey, also French eau-de-vie "spirits, brandy," virtually "water of life."

aqua vitae meaning in General Dictionary

strong distilled liquor or brandy