American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers in Hades.
- n. A condition of forgetfulness; oblivion.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Death.
- n. (Class. Myth.) A river of Hades whose waters when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past.
- n. Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.
- 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)
“Greeks at the time, long before Aristotle, understood what Aletheia was, with heavy influence of what "lethe" was.”
“About as meaningless as the word ‘freedom’ is. lethe Says:”
“These are less confrontational and pose no legal threats lethe”
“It accounts for concealment (lethe) in unconcealment, which in turn accounts for withholding (epechein) in the epochs.”
“The event of appropriation is in itself an event of expropriation; this word takes up, in a manner commensurate with the event, the early Greek lethe, in the sense of concealment.”
“The link is made explicit in the first seminar where, in his analysis of repression in the Freudian sense, we come across the following observation: 'In every entry of being into its habitation in words, there's a margin of forgetting, a lethe complementary to every aletheia.”
“Meanwhile, Heidegger described lethe as a horizon from which things/beings emerge and to which beings rest.”
“If lethe then appears as a “movement”, it is, in my opinion, because of this Ereignis.”
“It was William Richardson who -- from his unique knowledge of Heidegger and Lacan, and in a direct response to Sallis's essay -- drew this conclusion when he said Heidegger among the Doctors: 'When I hear Heidegger talk about lethe as "older" than the essence of truth, I hear what Lacan means by the real.”
“It seems I drank some lethe water, and forgot where home is," Dor said, embarrassed.”
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