mey (#), bâdé (#), nabid (#)
The fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less (Dictionary.com).
M.E., O.E. win, cognate with O.H.G. win, Du. wijn, Ger. Wein, from L. vinum "wine," from PIE *woin-o-, related Gk. word oinos.
Mey, variant mol "wine;" Mid.Pers. mad, may "wine;"
Av. maδu- "wine;" cf. Skt. madhu- "wine, sweet drink, sweet;"
Gk. methy "wine;" O.C.S. medu; Lith. medus "honey;"
O.Irish mid; Welsh medd; Breton mez "mead;"
O.E. medu; E. mead "fermented honey drink;" Russ. medved