英 [mɔːlt; mɒlt]
- n. 麦芽；麦芽酒
- adj. 麦芽的；含麦芽的，用麦芽作的
- vt. 用麦芽处理
- n. (Malt)人名；(俄)马尔特
1. melt => malt.
2. Hence it seems to denote etymologically the 'softening' of the barley or other grain by steeping it in water preparatory to germinating it for use in brewing.
- malt: [OE] Malt goes back to prehistoric Germanic *malt-, a variant of which produced English melt. Hence it seems to denote etymologically the ‘softening’ of the barley or other grain by steeping it in water preparatory to germinating it for use in brewing (German malz means ‘soft’ as well as ‘malt’).
- malt (n.)
- Old English malt (Anglian), mealt (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *maltam (cognates: Old Norse malt, Old Saxon malt, Middle Dutch, Dutch mout, Old High German malz, German Malz "malt"), from PIE *meld- (see melt (v.)), extended form of root *mel- "soft," probably via notion of "softening" the grain by steeping it in water before brewing. Finnish mallas, Old Church Slavonic mlato are considered to be borrowed from Germanic.
- malt (v.)
- mid-15c., "to convert grain to malt," from malt (n.). Meaning + "to make with malt" is from c. 1600. Related: Malted; malting. Malt liquor (which is fermented, not brewed) first attested 1690s. Malted "a drink with malted milk" is from 1945.
- 1. I got a bottle of my best malt out of the sideboard.
- 2. He poured himself another generous measure of malt.
- 3. A soft fire makes sweet malt.
- 4. It is brewed from malt and hops.
- 5. Soft fire makes sweet malt.
- 文火煮出好麦芽糖.(慢工出细活. )
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