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Absteʹmious

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according to Fabius and Aulus Gellius, is compounded of abs and temeʹtum. “Temeʹtum” was a strong, intoxicating drink, allied to the Greek methu (strong drink).

“Vinum prisʹca lingua temētum appellabant.”—Aulus Gettius, x. 23.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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