Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers in Hades.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The personification of oblivion, daughter of Eris; one of the rivers which flow through Hades, and from which the souls of the dead had to drink to forget their past lives spent on Earth.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek Lēthē, from lēthē, forgetfulness.]

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Latin, from Ancient Greek Λήθη (Lēthē).

Examples

  • “Myers,” presumably speaking through the medium, produced a stream of poetic, recondite associations from the word Lethe that meant nothing to the medium or the experimenter.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Myers, who died in 1901, was supposed to be communicating through Piper, so Dorr asked “Myers” what the word Lethe suggested to him.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Myers, who died in 1901, was supposed to be communicating through Piper, so Dorr asked “Myers” what the word Lethe suggested to him.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Myers, who died in 1901, was supposed to be communicating through Piper, so Dorr asked “Myers” what the word Lethe suggested to him.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • “Myers,” presumably speaking through the medium, produced a stream of poetic, recondite associations from the word Lethe that meant nothing to the medium or the experimenter.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • “Myers,” presumably speaking through the medium, produced a stream of poetic, recondite associations from the word Lethe that meant nothing to the medium or the experimenter.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Then, in 1910 another medium, Mrs. Willett in England, was questioned about the word Lethe.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Then, in 1910 another medium, Mrs. Willett in England, was questioned about the word Lethe.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • Then, in 1910 another medium, Mrs. Willett in England, was questioned about the word Lethe.

    Experiencing the Next World Now

  • I've only been aware of indie gay presses (not that Lethe is gay or anything) for the past three years.

    mroctober: Breach

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