philtre


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phil·ter

also phil·tre  (fĭl′tər)
n.
1. A love potion.
2. A magic potion or charm.
tr.v. phil·tered, phil·ter·ing, phil·ters also phil·tred or phil·tring or phil·tres
To enchant with or as if with a philter.

[French philtre, from Old French, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron, from philein, to love, from philos, beloved, loving.]

philtre

(ˈfɪltə) or

philter

n
a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
[C16: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron love potion, from philos loving]

philtre

A love potion originally made by combining wine, herbs and drugs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philtre - a drink credited with magical powerphiltre - a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
potion - a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage
Translations

philtre

philter (US) [ˈfɪltəʳ] Nfiltro m

philtre

, (US) philter
nZaubertrank m; (= love philtre)Liebestrank m
References in classic literature ?
Oh, yes, indeed, madame," continued Monte Cristo, "the secret dramas of the East begin with a love philtre and end with a death potion -- begin with paradise and end with -- hell.
Written by Gaetano Donizetti with the Italian libretto by Felice Romani based on Eugene Scribe's Le Philtre, L'ElisirD'Amore premiered at Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan on May 12 1832.
Le voyage acquiert le role d'un philtre contre le surgissement agressif de l'identite; (10) son ecriture est une pure ecoute du silence.
At 34 he is one of the busiest riders on the local circuit, and says: "I've been lucky to have ridden at most recent Cheltenham Festivals for some well-known trainers, and I've won the [Racing Post Weekender] Lady Dudley Cup on Distinctive [in 2000] and John Corbet Cup on Philtre [2001] and was fourth in the Christie's Foxhunter Chase on Grimley Gale [1998] on her first run outside of a point-topoint.
His most recent album Philtre (his seventh) won this year's Radio 3 World Music award for boundary crossing.
FLUIDE ILLUMINATEUR is the newest magical philtre from LANC'ME.
We have five of these black bags to give away with party essentials inside from Bourjois consisting of a black Coup de Theatre Mascara, for long luscious lashes, a Philtre de Nacre Gold shimmery loose powder to be dusted across eyes, cheeks or on the body and a new shade of Effet 3 D lip shine for perfect glossy lips.
If the philtre Lucretius drank was laced with opium, his suicide--as well as his nightmares--could have been opiate-induced, since 1860 statis tics in England indicated that opiate-related poisonings and suicides were on the rise.
Finally, to give the body a shine, dust Bourjois philtre de nacre over shoulders and arms.
This is based on the performance of such brands as San Marco, Philtre d'Or, Stentor, Quotidien, and of course, Segafredo Espresso - which comes from Bologna.
It is likely that both authors borrowed from the incantatory scene in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer, in which John Wellington Wells chants spells as he pours love philtre into the villagers' tea.