lethe definition

  • noun:
    • Greek Mythology The lake of forgetfulness, the five rivers in Hades.
    • a disorder of forgetfulness; oblivion.
    • Death.
    • A river of Hades whose waters when intoxicated caused forgetfulness of the past.
    • Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
    • Death.
    • In Gr. myth.: The personification of oblivion, a daughter of Eris.
    • The river of oblivion, among the streams of Hades, the waters that possessed the standard of causing those that drank of these to forget their previous existence.
    • A draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
    • In entomology, a genus of nymphalid butterflies, with one species, L. europa, from the Malay archipelago.
    • (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls associated with dead had to take in from this, which made them forget all they'd done and experienced if they were live
  • others:
    • An obsolete variant of lithe.

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