Definition of


  1. (noun, object) (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive

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Synonyms of Lethe

river lethe

Origin of the word Lethe

  1. 1560s, river of Hades, whose water when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past, from Gk. lethe, lit. "forgetfulness, oblivion," related to lethargos "forgetful," lathre "secretly, by stealth," lathrios "stealthy," lanthanein "to be hidden." Cognate with L. latere "to be hidden" (see latent). more

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Words that sound like Lethe

la-di-da, lad, laddie, lade, lady, lady day, laid, laity, lat, late, lath, lathe, lathee, lathi, latitude, latte, laud, laudo, lay out, layette, layout, ld., lead, leaded, led, leda, lede, lee tide, let, let out, leto, lewd, leyte, lid

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