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EnglishEdit

 
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Bottles of whisky from Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested since the early 18th century. Variant of usque, abbreviation of usquebaugh (compare obsolete whiskybae). From Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). Compare aquavit, from Latin aqua vitae (water of life).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪski/, /ˈʍɪski/
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  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

NounEdit

whisky (countable and uncountable, plural whiskies)

  1. (chiefly Britain and Canada) An alcoholic liquor distilled from fermented grain and usually aged in in oak barrels.
  2. (chiefly Britain and Canada) A drink of this liquor.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      That the young Mr. Churchills liked—but they did not like him coming round of an evening and drinking weak whisky-and-water while he held forth on railway debentures and corporation loans. Mr. Barrett, however, by fawning and flattery, seemed to be able to make not only Mrs. Churchill but everyone else do what he desired.

Usage notesEdit

The regional spellings whisky and whiskey are also used world-wide to distinguish regional drinks, for example Scotch whisky, but bourbon whiskey.

TranslationsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

Further readingEdit

  • whisky in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • whisky in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɪski/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whisky's, diminutive whisky'tje n)

  1. (a glass of) whisky, whiskey

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskies or whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural [please provide])

  1. whisky, whiskey

GreenlandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English whisky (probably via Danish whisky).

NounEdit

whisky (plural whiskyt)

  1. whisky

ReferencesEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈviski]
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

NounEdit

whisky (plural whiskyk)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of whisky
singular plural
nominative whisky whiskyk
accusative whiskyt whiskyket
dative whiskynek whiskyknek
instrumental whiskyvel whiskykkel
causal-final whiskyért whiskykért
translative whiskyvé whiskykké
terminative whiskyig whiskykig
essive-formal whiskyként whiskykként
essive-modal
inessive whiskyben whiskykben
superessive whiskyn whiskyken
adessive whiskynél whiskyknél
illative whiskybe whiskykbe
sublative whiskyre whiskykre
allative whiskyhez whiskykhez
elative whiskyből whiskykből
delative whiskyről whiskykről
ablative whiskytől whiskyktől
Possessive forms of whisky
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. whiskym whiskyjeim
2nd person sing. whiskyd whiskyjeid
3rd person sing. whiskyje whiskyjei
1st person plural whiskynk whiskyjeink
2nd person plural whiskytek whiskyjeitek
3rd person plural whiskyjük whiskyjeik

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (invariable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky, ultimately from Old Irish uisce.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. (Jersey) whisky, whiskey

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

NounEdit

whisky m (definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyer, definite plural whiskyene)

  1. whisky

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

NounEdit

whisky m (definite singular whiskyen, indefinite plural whiskyar, definite plural whiskyane)

  1. whisky

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɨs̪kʲi/ or /ˈwis̪kʲi/

NounEdit

whisky f (indeclinable)

  1. whisky (US, Ireland: whiskey)

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French whisky, from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈuj.ski/, /ˈwi.ski/

NounEdit

whisky n (plural whisky-uri)

  1. whisky, whiskey

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • whisky in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky, from Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life). More at whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwiski/, /ˈwiski/

NounEdit

whisky m (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor)

SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky c

  1. Whisky, whiskey (alcoholic drink)

DeclensionEdit