It derives from the Hebrew
shekhar . In the Latin Vulgate it became
sicera. What fermented drink-name is
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The word cider derives from the Late Latin
sicera, which is the Vulgate's (i.e., the
first Latin Bible's) rendition of the Hebrew shekhar , a word used for any strong drink. Note that in Old English
this was translated as beor. Eventually, the
meaning of the word narrowed to "fermented drink made from apples."
For example: Number
6:3 - he [the Nazarite] shall abstain from wine and strong drink
: he shall
drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink
any liquor of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.
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