Why the Word for Wine Is Similar in So Many Languages https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2016/12/why-the-word-for-wine-is-similar-in-so-many-languages/

There’s Greek oinos and Hebrew yayin, to say nothing of such farther-flung cognates as Swahili mvinyo and Maori waina. Is there a common root?

December 21, 2016 | Philologos
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