Disputatio:Aqua ardens

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Argh! Quid commentationi meae fit? Such are the dangers of Wikipedia. --Iustinus 18:39, 27 Decembris 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, why was it at distillatio if it is more properly destillatio? Curious, and is it about distillation or distilled bevarages? I should have looked at the edit history, but as I said...curious...--Ioscius (disp) 19:06, 27 Decembris 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was about the distillation of alcohol, and of course the drinks distilled therefrom. This has an interesting history, with many sources in Latin over the ages. The word is traditionally distillatio but this is really a corruption of destillatio "dripping down." Still, as the topic is largely post-Roman, I figured the later form was appropriate. --Iustinus 22:03, 27 Decembris 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I sit corrected, feel free to change it back.--Ioscius (disp) 22:05, 27 Decembris 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Now that I look, it seems the form distillatio shows up within the timespan of the L&S. I just came accross it in Palladius. --Iustinus 02:38, 30 Decembris 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm expanding the food and drink area at last, and I think Ioscius's question "is it about distillation or distilled beverages?" was valid. The title "Distillatio alcoholis" is about a particular form of distillation; the text is nearly all about the beverages (which the medieval term "aqua ardens" covers). Hence I started "aqua ardens" without realising that this page largely does the job. Two pages would be a bad result in this case because one of them has to be in the Myrias, so let it be long. In addition, there is no page on other wikis corresponding to "Alcoholic distillation". So the simplest thing for me to do now is to move this page to aqua ardens, merging my few words into it. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 20:11, 18 Novembris 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]