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lethe

noun le·the \ˈlē-thē\

Definition of LETHE

1
capitalized :  a river in Hades whose waters cause drinkers to forget their past
2
le·the·an \ˈlē-thē-ən, li-ˈthē-\ adjective often capitalized

Origin of LETHE

Latin, from Greek Lēthē, from lēthē forgetfulness; akin to Greek lanthanein to escape notice, lanthanesthai to forget — more at latent
First Known Use: 14th century

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