noun le·the \ˈlē-thē\

Definition of lethe

  1. 1 capitalized :  a river in Hades whose waters cause drinkers to forget their past

  2. 2 :  oblivion, forgetfulness


play \ˈlē-thē-ən, li-ˈthē-\ adjective, often capitalized

Origin and Etymology 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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