See also: Whisky and Whiskey

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 vītae (water of life).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪski/, /ˈʍɪski/
  • (file)
  • 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 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.
  3. (historical) A light gig or carriage.
    Synonym: tim-whiskey
    • 1768, Ignatius Sancho, letter to Mr. M—, in Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, London: J. Nichols, 3rd edition, 1784, pp. 7-8,[2]
      Look into old age, you will see avarice joined to poverty—letchery, gout, impotency, like three monkeys, or London bucks, in a one-horse whisky, driving to the Devil.
    • 1772, George Alexander Stevens, “The Portrait” in Songs, Comic, and Satyrical, Oxford: for the author, p. 202,[3]
      Ye Ladies of Lapland who beesoms bestride,
      Or, pair’d in Witch Whiskeys, aslant the Moon slide;
    • 1797, Charlotte Lennox, The History of Sir George Warrington, London: J. Bell, Volume 1, Chapter 4, p. 46,[4]
      At the appointed time Mr. Kettering’s one-horse chaise, or rather whisky, drove up to the door; for, as it was principally intended for him to visit his patients, when disinclined to mount his horse, it was built in the lightest manner, and without a head, that it might move with the greater expedition.

Usage notesEdit

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

TranslationsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys or whiskies)

  1. whisky, whiskey

CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈvɪskɪ]
  • Hyphenation: whi‧s‧ky

NounEdit

whisky f

  1. whisky, whiskey

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

From English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskies or whiskys)

  1. whisky, whiskey

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural [please provide])

  1. whisky, whiskey

GreenlandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky (probably via Danish whisky).

NounEdit

whisky (plural whiskyt)

  1. whisky

ReferencesEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈviski] (phonetic respelling: viszki)
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky
  • Rhymes: -ki

NounEdit

whisky (plural whiskyk)

  1. whisky (USA, 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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
whiskyé whiskyké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
whiskyéi whiskykéi
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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwis.ki/, /uˈis.ki/[1]
  • Rhymes: -iski
  • Hyphenation: whis‧ky

Etymology 1Edit

Unadapted borrowing from English whisky, alternative form of usque, shortening of usquebaugh, from Irish uisce beatha (literally water of life) and Scottish Gaelic uisge beatha (literally water of life).

NounEdit

whisky m (invariable)

  1. (countable and uncountable) whisky, whiskey

ReferencesEdit

  • whisky1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2Edit

Unadapted borrowing from English whisky, derived from whisk.

NounEdit

whisky m (invariable)

  1. whisky (a kind of light carriage)

ReferencesEdit

  • whisky2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ whisky in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky, ultimately from Old Irish uisce.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. (Jersey) whisky, whiskey

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

From English whisky, originally from Gaelic.

NounEdit

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

  1. whisky

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English whisky, from Irish uisce beatha, Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha (literally water of life), from Proto-Celtic *udenskyos (water) + *biwotos (life), from *biwos (alive), calque of Latin aqua vitae.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): //ˈwɨs.kʲi// invalid IPA characters (//), //ˈwis.kʲi// invalid IPA characters (//)
  • (file)

NounEdit

whisky n (indeclinable)

  1. whisky, whiskey

Further readingEdit

  • whisky in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • whisky in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky m (plural whiskys)

  1. Alternative form of uísque

RomanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French whisky, from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwi.ski/, /ˈuj.ski/

NounEdit

whisky n (plural whisky-uri)

  1. whisky, whiskey

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English whisky, from Scottish Gaelic uisge-beatha and Irish uisce beatha (water of life).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

whisky f nondeclinable

  1. whisky, whiskey

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • whisky in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English whisky.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwiski/, [ˈwis.ki]

NounEdit

whisky m (uncountable)

  1. whisky (alcoholic liquor)

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From English whisky.

NounEdit

whisky c

  1. whisky, whiskey (alcoholic drink)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of whisky 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative whisky whiskyn
Genitive whiskys whiskyns