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A love potion originally made by combining wine, herbs and drugs.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 ?
So you deny the influence of philtres upon the blood, and unguents on the skin
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.
10) "Chaque ile, mysterieusement affectionne un produit, une marchandise, une plante, un outil, des philtres et des onguents particuliers, des tissus dedaignes ailleurs.
As 37 species of harmful weeds grow in wheat field in different cropping systems; the most troublesome being Philtres minor, Chenopodium album, Convolvulus arvensis, etc.
meaning of which is "to use charms or philtres," which then
The passage in question reads: 'These are the philtres, allurements, jynges, inveiglements, baits, and enticements of love, by the means whereof that may be peaceably revived which was painfully acquired' ('Ce sont les philtres, iynges et attraictz d'amour, moienans lesquelz pacificquement on retient ce que peniblement on avoit conqueste').
i]f anyone pays respect to soothsayers, augurs, enchanters, or makes use of philtres, let him be anathema.