Etymology
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nephalist (n.)

"teetotaler, one who practices or advocates total abstinence from intoxicating drink," 1860, from Late Greek nēphalismos, from nēphalios "sober," from nēphein "be sober," often metaphorical, from IE *(n)egwh-"sober," with negative particle + *hegwh- "drink." Related: Nephalism (1859).

updated on June 03, 2019

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