love-philtre


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Noun1.love-philtre - a drink credited with magical powerlove-philtre - 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
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Wilkinson's explanation of jugi is a clear example of this: 'a filthy love-philtre compounded of tahi wadal'.
Although Tennyson never alludes directly to opium in "Lucretius," the love-philtre, supposedly an aphrodisiac, that Lucillia procures from a witch to give to her unattentive husband (ll.
I have chosen to focus on these sources and to exclude the list of magical ingredients in Theocritus' Pharmakeutria and Vergil's Eight Eclogue, since their fearsome magical undertone is given by the 'love-philtres' ([phrase omitted]-venena), which are said to be as powerful as those by Circe, Medea, and Perimede, (15) not by the components employed to concoct such philtres.