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  • n. Alternative spelling of philter.

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  • n. a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "I took what you're calling a philtre before the first ones got here."

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • In Tristan it is not essential that the philtre is a true love-philtre, but here the case is different.

    Wagner

  • In _Tristan_ it is not essential that the philtre is a true love-philtre, but here the case is different.

    Wagner

  • She had just swallowed a philtre of toad skin and wormwood, and was finding it difficult to concentrate.

    ARS DRACONIS • by Jens Rushing

  • From Middle French philtre, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron; akin to Greek philosophy dear.

    Dear Clusterflock | clusterflock

  • Thus, according to St Jerome, he was driven mad by a love philtre, wrote poetry in his lucid intervals, and died by his own hand, leaving his poem to be edited posthumously by Cicero.

    Lucretius

  • “The Rose!” said Frank quietly, seeing that his new love-philtre was working well, and determined to strike while the iron was hot, and carry the matter too far to carry it back again.

    Westward Ho!

  • Without having first made this diversion, he would have found it impracticable to leave the house with tranquillity; but, when this bewitching philtre grew into an habit, her attachment to Ferdinand was insensibly dissolved; she began to bear his neglect with indifference, and, sequestering herself from the rest of the family, used to solicit this new ally for consolation.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • A drink is felt as the spinning out of a pleasure, not as the necessary cause of an effect which is sought: wine is not only a philtre, it is also the leisurely act of drinking.

    no connoisseur

  • He had really been present, invisible, at the council of princesses, and had heard all; but he had made up his mind to drink of the philtre, and sacrifice himself to the happiness of her he loved.

    The Red Fairy Book

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