Usage Late Greek
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Contributor Contrib.the dying daylight on 12/28/2012
Derived from Greek νέκταρ (néktar) meaning "nectar". Nectar was considered to be a favourite nourishment of the Greek gods. The word 'nectar' itself may ultimately be derived from Proto-Indo-European *nek "death" combined with *tar "overcoming", which means that 'nectar' would ultimately mean "overcoming death". In that, it is quite similar to ambrosia (see Ambrose), another favoured food of the Greek gods.