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  • n. Plural form of philtrum.


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  • Omnia philtra etsi inter se differant, hoc habent commune, quod hominem efficiant melancholicum. epist.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • He replies, that he has no leisure, being hindered by many matters of private and public importance; and he adds, "I have certain mistresses which will not allow me to be absent from them day nor night, on account of the spells and charms, which learning, they receive from me" -- [Greek: eisi de kai philai moi, ai oute hemeras oute nuktos aph autôn easousi me apienai, philtra te manthanousai par emon kai epôdas.]

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • [29] What we render a witch, according to our modern notions of witchcraft, Exodus 22: 15, Philo and Josephus understood of a poisoner, or one who attempted by secret and unlawful drugs or philtra, to take away the senses or the lives of men.

    Antiquities of the Jews

  • Φχρμ-χχύα. dici - tur veneficium, quo letalia pharmaca vel philtra mifcentur, & alicui cdcnda vel bi - co reliqui i MSS. & priores Editt. omnes miniis redlc exljibentj '

    Suidae Lexicon, Græce & Latine


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