arrack

arrack
\ \ [17] Arrack is an Asian alcoholic drink distilled from rice or molasses. The word comes ultimately from Arabic ‘araqsweat, juice, liquor’, which was borrowed in a variety of forms into several Asiatic languages. The immediate source of English arrack seems to have been an Indian language.

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  • Arrack — is an alcoholic beverage that is distilled mainly in South Asia and South East Asia from fermented fruit, grain, sugarcane, or the sap of coconut palms.EtymologyThe word itself is derived from the Arabic word Arak (عرق, ‛araq ), which means sweat …   Wikipedia

  • Arrack — Ar rack (?; 277), n. [Ar. araq sweat, juice, spirituous liquor, fr. araqa to sweat. Cf. {Rack} arrack.] A name in the East Indies and the Indian islands for all ardent spirits. Arrack is often distilled from a fermented mixture of rice, molasses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrack — Mendis aus Sri Lanka Arrak (von arabisch ‏عرق‎ caraq, „Schweiß“) ist eine aus Palmzuckersaft (Melasse, vgl. Palmwein) und vergorener Reismaische gewonnene Spirituose, oft Reisbranntwein genannt, die in Indien (Go …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arrack — Arrack, so v.w. Arack …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • arrack — (n.) c.1600, probably picked up in India, ultimately from Arabic araq, lit. sweat, juice; used of native liquors in Eastern countries, especially those distilled from fermented sap of coconut palm, sometimes from rice or molasses …   Etymology dictionary

  • arrack — [ar′ək] n. [Fr arak < Ar ʼ araq, sweat, palm sap, liquor] in Muslim countries, strong alcoholic liquor, esp. that which is distilled from rice and molasses, and, sometimes, palm sap …   English World dictionary

  • arrack — [17] Arrack is an Asian alcoholic drink distilled from rice or molasses. The word comes ultimately from Arabic ‘araq ‘sweat, juice, liquor’, which was borrowed in a variety of forms into several Asiatic languages. The immediate source of English… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • Arrack (boisson) —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Arak (boisson). Bouteille d arrack du Sri Lanka. L arrack est une boisson alcoolisée distillée principalement en Asie du Sud et du Sud …   Wikipédia en Français

  • arrack punsch — noun or arrack punch Etymology: Swedish arrakpunsch, from arrak arrack (from English arrack) + punsch punch, from English punch more at punch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arrack, der — Der Árrack, des s, plur. von mehrern Arten, die e, der Indische Nahme eines starken Getränkes, welches eigentlich aus dem Safte des Cacao Baumes abgezogen wird. In weiterer und gewöhnlicherer Bedeutung wird auch der aus dem Reiß destillirte… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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