from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers in Hades.
- n. A condition of forgetfulness; oblivion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Death.
- n. A river of Hades whose waters when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past.
- n. Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Death.
- n. In Gr. myth.: The personification of oblivion, a daughter of Eris.
- n. The river of oblivion, one of the streams of Hades, the waters of which possessed the quality of causing those who drank of them to forget their former existence.
- n. A draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
- n. In entomology, a genus of nymphalid butterflies, with one species, L. europa, from the Malay archipelago.
- An obsolete variant of lithe.
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- 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
Greek Lēthē, from lēthē, forgetfulness.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)