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3 definitions found
 for Lethe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lethe \Le"the\ (l[=e]"th[-e] or l[=e]th), n. [See Lethal.]
     Death. [Obs.] --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lethe \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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Lethe
      n 1: (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 [syn: Lethe,
           River Lethe]

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