adjective literary causing forgetfulness and oblivion.
from Lethe, a river of the underworld in Greek mythology whose water when drunk made the souls of the dead forget their life on earth.

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  • Lethean — Le*the an (l[ e]*th[=e] an), a. [L. Lethaeus, Gr. lh qaios or lhqai^os.] Of or pertaining to Lethe; resembling in effect the water of Lethe. Milton. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lethean — ˈlēthēən, lə̇ˈth , lēˈth adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Lethaeus of Lethe, Lethean (from Greek lēthaios, from Lēthē Lethe, place of oblivion in the lower world, from lēthē forgetfulness) + English an; akin to Greek… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lethean — adjective see lethe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lethean — See lethe. * * * …   Universalium

  • lethean — adjective a) (especially poetic), (Greek Mythology): of or relating to the river Lethe b) by extension, of or relating to death or forgetfulness …   Wiktionary

  • lethean — adj. causing or spurring forgetfulness or oblivion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lethean — a. Oblivious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lethean — le·the·an …   English syllables

  • Lethe — Lethean /li thee euhn, lee thee euhn/, Lethied, adj. /lee thee/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a river in Hades whose water caused forgetfulness of the past in those who drank of it. 2. (usually l.c.) forgetfulness; oblivion. [ < L < Gk, special use of… …   Universalium

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