From: McKay family (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Apr 14 1998 - 22:50:41 EDT
>By the way, what is the meaning of OINOS in Biblical literature?
G'day Alexander. Good to hear from you.
In our discussion, it was asserted that OINOS has a range of meaning, from
the juice still in the grape on the vine, to [possibly] fermented wine. One
of us is a convinced teetotaller, and does not believe that Jesus would have
drunk fermented wine and was able to put up a good argument for this point
We also discussed the interesting phenomenon of the relationship of words
for wine in several languages.
Pardon me if I use the wrong part of speech with some of these ... I am just
quoting from my BibleWorks CD ... I don't speak all these languages, of
VINUS [?] Latin
VINO Spanish and Italian
But ... it seems to be different in Hungarian!
I reckon if you were not a teetotaller, it would not be difficult in almost
any country to express the desire for some wine!
Does anyone know of any other words that are so closely related?
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