Nepenthe

Definition of Nepenthe

Ne`pen´the
n.1.A drug used by the ancients to give relief from pain and sorrow; - by some supposed to have been opium or hasheesh. Hence, anything soothing and comforting.
Lulled with the sweet nepenthe of a court.
- Pope.
Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe.
- Poe.
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