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n. Greek Mythology
The river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers in Hades.
[Greek Lēthē, from lēthē, forgetfulness.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a river in Hades that caused forgetfulness in those who drank its waters
[C16: via Latin from Greek, from lēthē oblivion]
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1. a river in the ancient Greek underworld whose water caused those who drank it to forget their past.
2. (usu. l.c.) forgetfulness; oblivion.
[< Latin < Greek lḗthē literally, forgetfulness, derivative of lanthánesthai to forget]
Le•the•an (lɪˈθi ən, ˈli θi ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Lethe - (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|
netherworld, Scheol, underworld, Hades, infernal region, Hell - (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Lethe[ˈliːθiː] N → Lete(o) m
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