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Word origin of 'Liebfraumilch'
Ger contr. < Liebfrauenmilch
, orig. jocular formation (after Liebfrauenstift
, monastery of our dear lady, i.e., the Virgin Mary) < lieb
, dear + frauen
, obs. gen. of frau
, lady + milch
: the wine was first produced at the monastery in Worms