Late 16th century from French philtre, via Latin from Greek philtron, from philein ‘to love’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Philtre
noun, verb (used with object)
- a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
- A drink supposed to arouse love and desire for a particular person in the drinker; a love potion.
Example sentences for Philtre
- Then follows a melodramatic incantation as the sorcerer deposits the philtre into a gigantic teapot.
- Pliny assures us that the remora was used in the preparation of a philtre capable of extinguishing the flames of love.
- Hereupon Cosma accuses Glaucilla of substituting a poison for the philtre.
- I gave you the philtre in your drinking water, and Foy, the traitor Foy, has reaped its fruits.
- The philtre was in her veins, whatever the directions of the rational mind.
philosophy of life
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