lethe

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noun le·the \ ˈlē-thē \

Definition of lethe

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

lethean

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


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