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Lethe Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    Lethe 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 [syn: River Lethe]
Lethe Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lethe \Le"the\ (l[=e]"th[-e] or l[=e]th), n. [See Lethal.] Death.[Obs.] --Shak.
Lethe Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lethe \Le"the\ (l[=e]"th[-e]), n. [L., fr. Gr. lh`qh, prop., forgetfulness; akin to lanqa`nesqai to forget, lanqa`nein to escape notice.]
  1. (Class. Myth.) A river of Hades whose waters when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past.
  2. Oblivion; a draught of oblivion; forgetfulness.

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  • Lethe: In Greek mythology , Lethe (Λήθη; Classical Greek ˈlɛːtʰɛː |, modern Greek : ˈliθi |) was one of the five rivers of Hades . ...
  • Lethe (genus): Lethe is a butterfly genus from the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae . It includes the treebrowns, woodbrowns, foresters ...
  • Lethe rohria: The Common Treebrown Lethe rohria is a species of Satyrine butterfly found in Asia. Description: terms used | glossary of Lepidopteran terms ...
  • Lethe europa: The Bamboo Treebrown Lethe europa is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia. Description: terms used | glossary of Lepidopteran terms ...
  • Lethe Vallis: Lethe Vallis is a valley in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars, located at 4° North and 206.5° West. It is 225 km long and is named after a ...
  • River Lethe: River Lethe is located 18 km (12 mi) west of Mount Katmai , Alaska Peninsula , and is the middle branch of the Ukak River . It flows ...
  • Lethe vindhya: The Black Forester Lethe vindhya is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in India and Indo-China . Image:LetheVindhyaAC1. jpg | Lethe ...
  • Lethe (disambiguation): Lethe may refer to: Lethe (Λήθη), the goddess and river of forgetfulness in Greek mythology. River Lethe , a river in Alaska Lethe (genus), ...
  • Lethe drypetis: The Tamil Treebrown Lethe drypetis is a species of Satyrinae butterfly found in Asia. Description: terms used | glossary of Lepidopteran ...
  • Lethe confusa: The Banded Treebrown, Lethe confusa, is a species of butterfly belonging to the satyr family that is found mainly in South East Asia and ...

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Meaning of the Name 'Lethe'


  • Meaning: Myth name (river of oblivion)
  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: Female


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