History of Alcoholism

The history of alcoholism goes as far back as alcohol coming into existence to begin with This goes back thousands of years There were fermented beverages being made in China dating back to 7000 B C There's even Greek literature from thousands of years ago that talks about the dangers of abusing alcohol Alcohol abuse and addiction has been around for a long time which is why in 1920 the

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History of Alcohol and Drinking around the World:

History of Alcohol and Drinking around the World: Wine Beer and Spirits (Liquor) Alcohol has provided a variety of functions for people throughout all history From the earliest times to the present alcohol has played an important role in religion

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Alcohol for the Ancients: The Oldest Drinks in the World

Alcohol as a Part of History The German city of Bremen holds a large collection of 17th century wine - the oldest of which comes from 1653 Nowadays it is undrinkable but the collection continues to be an homage to the past It is one of the oldest wine collections in the world Alcohol has almost always been a part of daily life Many of

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Origin of the Word Alcohol

Origin of the Word Alcohol From the Arabic al-kuhul a term applied to members of a group of chemical compounds and in popular usage to the specific compound ethyl alcohol or ethanol The Arabic word denotes kohl a fine powder of antimony used as an eye makeup The word alcohol originally denoted any fine powder The alchemists of medieval Europe later applied it to essences

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Alcohol in the Bible

The word Alcohol is Arabic from the root word (Al-Ghawl/Ghul) Ghawl or Ghul which translates to Ghoul Hobgoblin Bogey(man) Ogre (man eating giant) and Alcohol [6] [7] The Qur'an—verse 37:47 uses the Arabic form Al-Ghawl referring to the intoxication associated with alcohol when in wine

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Chinese Origin of the Word Alcohol

Now the word Ek-Chhi has been Arabicized as Iksir hence Elixir Thus what is Chhi in Chinese and Iksir in Arabic Paracelsus calls Alcool He has clearly assigned it a dual nature e g the volatile fraction wine and dust-fine powder as collyrium corresponding to blood-vapours called Ruh in Arabic and to Smoke-Soul in Greek called Thymos

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Alcohol in the Bible

The word Alcohol is Arabic from the root word (Al-Ghawl/Ghul) Ghawl or Ghul which translates to Ghoul Hobgoblin Bogey(man) Ogre (man eating giant) and Alcohol The Qur'an—verse 37:47 uses the Arabic form Al-Ghawl referring to the intoxication associated with alcohol when in wine The root word Ghawla translates as 'foolish' or 'ignorant' Referencing a Ghoul this is known

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Alcohol

The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol) which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic beverages An important class of alcohols of which methanol and ethanol are the simplest members includes all compounds for which the general formula is

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Word of the Month: Alcohol — Wordorigins

1 October 2004 Usually our word of the month is linked thematically with a current or historical event or holiday that occurs during the month in question This is not the case this time Instead we selected a subject arbitrarily and that subject is alcohol n a class of compounds of carbon hydrogen and oxygen specifically ethyl alcohol an intoxicating liquid from the medieval Latin

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Origin of the Word Alcohol

The word alcohol originally denoted any fine powder The alchemists of medieval Europe later applied it to essences obtained by distillation and this led to the current usage It was not until the 18th century that the word came to designate the intoxicating ingredient in liquor

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According to 'The Pelican History of the World' the word

According to The Pelican History of the World the word alcohol can be traced back to the Sumerian language Nothing about that in wikipedia Any info? Here is one source: The etymology shows that Akkadian guhlu is a loanword from Sumerian wh

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The Origin Of The Word 'Alcohol'

Alcohol also has its origin in Arabic It was later referred to a liquid obtained from distillation Later it was classified as a class of substance in chemistry Alcohol was associated with Algol a demon's head in mythology Algol is a deadly star in astrology Alcohol was a

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The True Origin Of The Word Alcohol Will Shock You

The True Origin Of The Word Alcohol Will Shock You - Food - Nairaland Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Food / The True Origin Of The Word Alcohol Will Shock You (903 Views) The Way Oyinbo Describes Our Eba/pounded Yam And Egusi Soup Will Shock You / 4 Nigerian Foods With Foreign Origin / The Origin Of Jollof Rice (1)

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Chinese Origin of the Word Alcohol

Now the word Ek-Chhi has been Arabicized as Iksir hence Elixir Thus what is Chhi in Chinese and Iksir in Arabic Paracelsus calls Alcool He has clearly assigned it a dual nature e g the volatile fraction wine and dust-fine powder as collyrium corresponding to blood-vapours called Ruh in Arabic and to Smoke-Soul in Greek called Thymos

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Alcohol History

Alcohol manufacture started in an organized fashion about 10 000 years ago when a fermented drink was produced from honey and wild yeasts By 6000 BC grapevines were being cultivated in the mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas for the purpose of making wine

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alcohol

alcohol (n ) 1540s (early 15c as alcofol) fine powder produced by sublimation from Medieval Latin alcohol powdered ore of antimony from Arabic al-kuhul kohl the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids from kahala to stain paint The al-is the Arabic definite article the Paracelsus (1493-1541) used the word to refer to a fine powder but also a volatile liquid

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alcoholism

alcoholism (n ) disease of alcohol addiction by 1882 from alcohol + -ism or else from Modern Latin alcoholismus coined in 1852 by Swedish professor of medicine Magnus Huss to mean what we now would call alcohol poisoning effects of excessive ingestion of alcohol In earlier times alcohol addiction would have been called habitual drunkenness or some such term

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Origin of the Word Alcohol

The word alcohol has a strange origin First it comes from a part of the world where many people never ever drink alcohol Where it is in fact often against the law to do so: The Middle East It also comes from a word that has nothing to do with a liquid nor an intoxicating substance of any kind

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Alcohol

Alcohol definition a colorless limpid volatile flammable water-miscible liquid C2H5OH having an etherlike odor and pungent burning taste the intoxicating principle of fermented liquors produced by yeast fermentation of certain carbohydrates as grains molasses starch or sugar or obtained synthetically by hydration of ethylene or as a by-product of certain hydrocarbon syntheses

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