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LETHE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lethe mean? 

LETHE (noun)
  The noun LETHE has 1 sense:

1. (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

  Familiarity information: LETHE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LETHE (noun)


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Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Lethe; River Lethe

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)

Holonyms ("Lethe" is a part of...):

Hades; Hel; Hell; infernal region; netherworld; Scheol; underworld ((religion) the world of the dead)


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