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James Coish May 23, 2018 (21:41)

*kemorvamiru/*kemorvalimpe "vodka, potato-wine"
*nelmatussamiru/*nelmatussalimpe "gin, juniper-wine" > HKF Zechariah
*mirufea/*miruþúle/*limpefea/*limpeþúle "alcohol, spirit of wine
*orvahíme "hard cider, apple-beer"

Tamas Ferencz May 24, 2018 (11:05)

I like *mirufea, although it might rather specifically mean brandy, as distilled wine.

I could also imagine a kenning like *ustanen "burnt water" for 'spirit, alcohol', cf. Korean 'soju'.

James Coish May 24, 2018 (16:14)

Brandy could be *ustamiru.

James Coish May 29, 2018 (23:02)

*eþanol also for alcohol cp. E. ethanol.