[Ads-l] alpaca silver, paktong, mate/mat=?ISO-8859-1?Q?=E9_?=and mateine
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Sat Jun 13 02:30:59 UTC 2015
The earliest citation for "mateine" I find on Google Books is 1887. It
claims that mateine was obtained 44 years earlier, in 1843, so
presumably there are earlier citations, though perhaps not in English.
http://bit.ly/1HBUj2o (GB), http://bit.ly/1GjUnBu (World Cat)
The Modern Treatment of Diseases of the Heart: A Manual of Clinical
Therapeutics, Volume 1
Dujardin-Beaumetz; E P Hurd; Emmet Field Horine; Carleton B Chapman
Guaranine, discovered in 1840 by Martin, is also identical with
caffeine; it is the same with mateine, obtained in 1843 from Paraguayan
...caffeine--theine, mateine, guaranine, had similar properties.
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> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
> June 9, 2015 at 6:59 PM
> Evidently equivalent to nickel silver or German silver, this is used by
> at least two yerba mate companies:
> Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel_silver) does not have
> this but does have a citation for "alpacca silver" and also calls it new
> silver, nickel brass, albata and electrum, saying it was developed by
> Germans in imitation of paktong (not on the Oxford Dictionary
> The Oxford Dictionary site and Wiktionary do not have "alpaca silver."
> Interestingly, the Oxford Dictionary site
> claims that matÃ© is "high in caffeine," which seems to be contradicted
> by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate and the first link above.
> Also, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate_%28beverage%29) says
> that the accent in matÃ© that the Oxford Dictionary site uses is
> erroneous. Neither of the two links at top use an accent, though
> certainly it's in use as it serves to distinguish matÃ© from mate.
> Also, the Oxford Dictionary site does not have "mateine," the form of
> caffeine found in mate.
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