Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘mead’

Mead a window into history (9th century) by David Crystal Today we think of mead as a rather exotic alcoholic drink, made by fermenting a mixture of honey and water. In early history it was the alcoholic beverage of choice throughout ancient Europe, Asia and Africa. Some think it was the first fermented drink. It makes frequent appearances in the … Continue reading Etymology Monday: David Crystal on the word ‘mead’