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Meaning of LETHE

Pronunciation:  'leethee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (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

LETHE is a 5 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: River Lethe
 See Also: Hades, Hel, Hell, infernal region, netherworld, river, Scheol, underworld



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Le"the\ (l[=e]"th[-e] or l[=e]th), n. [See {Lethal}.]
    Death.[Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Le"the\ (l[=e]"th[-e]), n. [L., fr. Gr. lh`qh, prop.,
    forgetfulness; akin to lanqa`nesqai to forget, lanqa`nein to
    escape notice.]
    1. (Class. Myth.) A river of Hades whose waters when drunk
       caused forgetfulness of the past.
    2. Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.