Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/19/18 Nepenthe

Nepenthe (noun)
nepenthe [ni-pen-thee]


noun
1. a drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.
2. anything inducing a pleasurable sensation of forgetfulness, especially of sorrow or trouble.

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Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin nēpenthes < Greek nēpenthés herb for soothing, noun use of neuter of nēpenthḗs sorrowless, equivalent to nē- not + pénth(os) sorrow + -ēs adj. suffix

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