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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A potion used by ancient people to relieve pain or sorrow.

Usage examples (36)
  • The glorious sunrise was a nepenthe for the nightmares of the previous night.
  • Egyptians they found something they called nepenthe, and the Theban women knew how to compound it.
  • Written references to what Homer called nepenthe, the "potent destroyer of grief," date to the ninth century BC.
  • Quaff, oh quaff this kind of nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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