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"accafortis" from archive

Posted by ESC on January 06, 2001

In Reply to: "Accafortis" from archive posted by R. Berg on January 06, 2001

: The archived discussion contains an unanswered year-old query about "accafortis," a so-called family word. This sounds like a corruption of "aqua fortis" (Latin: "strong water"), which means nitric acid.