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 Leth’e (2 syl.),Letter-Gae. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lethe’an Dew.
 
Dreamy forgetfulness; a brown study. Leth, in mythology, is the river of forgetfulness. Sometimes incorrectly called Le’thean.   1
       
“The soul with tender luxury you [Muses] fill,
And o’er the senses Lethean dews distill.”
       
Falconer: The Shipwreck, iii. 4.
 


 Leth’e (2 syl.),Letter-Gae. 

 
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