Definition of Lethe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈliːθi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːθi//
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(in ancient Greek stories) an imaginary river whose water, when drunk, was thought to make the dead forget their life on Earth Word Originvia Latin from Greek lēthē ‘forgetfulness’, from the base of lanthanesthai ‘forget’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Lethe