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Synonyms for acetum
a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e
sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
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The name acetone derives from the Latin root acetum
for acetic acid by adding "one" meaning "daughter of" because it was obtained from the acid.
(76) Ibid., 79: "Denique ut acetum
, nisi vinum sit corruptum, ita quae sincera sunt & vera, risum excitare non possunt." Heinsius then quotes Quintilian 6.3.89, to the effect that witty expression depends on saying things "other than what is correct and true" (ibid.: "aliter quam est rectum verumque").
For example, in lieu of a proper proper name, "acetabula quidquid habent": certain flasks are always called vinegar (acetum
) flasks, no matter what liquid they literally contain.