philter


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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.]

phil•ter

(ˈfɪl tər)

n.
1. a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause a person to fall in love.
2. a magic potion for any purpose.
v.t.
3. to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
Also, esp. Brit.,phil′tre.
[1580–90; < French philtre < Latin philtrum; see philtrum]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philter - a drink credited with magical powerphilter - 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
References in classic literature ?
Hagar, in a fine dramatic melody, promised both, and proceeded to call up the spirit who would bring the love philter.
Bring me here, with elfin speed, The fragrant philter which I need.
Tell me now, fairy as you are--can't you give me a charm, or a philter, or something of that sort, to make me a handsome man?
In Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun and Osun States, no one could 'miss the philter and filter of Awo'.