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A love potion originally made by combining wine, herbs and drugs.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.
It has taken me all these years to find my tipple, Bunny; but here it is, my panacea, my elixir, my magic philtre!"
So you deny the influence of philtres upon the blood, and unguents on the skin!
The story of the love potion, particularly representative of this shock therapy, is handled in the first two poems, "The Philtre" and "The Hold." Tristan and Iseult's initial love-making charts a future full of sound and fury.
So, for this week on Pop Philtre, I will be evaluating each SVOD to help people choose the right SVOD for them.
The plant, with a sap imagined as the colour of Eros, is native to West Africa and was the source of a philtre to restore lost love.
The watercolour Sir Tristram and La Belle Yseult Drinking the Love Potion (1867, design for William Morris's stained glass) presents the couple drinking a love philtre guarded by Cupid.
What a powerful contrast was exhibited by his personation of the simple, clownish peasant in the Philtre, and the chivalric dignity of Robert le Diable.
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.
In beginning with this event, the entire play starts to resemble a dream brought about by a magic "philtre".
Il est interessant d'aborder ces deux grands retours en arriere qui s'inserent au coeur du film par le biais de leur theatralite et d'un certain onirisme, car a travers leur philtre se tempere un peu -- du moins en ce qui concerne le parc -- le caractere pathetique et affreux des evenements relates.
Going against her mother's warnings about the cautious use of magic, Izzie steals a love philtre, which she plans to slip into Tristan and Branna's drinks.