[lee-thee] /ˈli θi/
Classical Mythology. a river in Hades whose water caused forgetfulness of the past in those who drank of it.
(usually lowercase) forgetfulness; oblivion.
(Greek myth) a river in Hades that caused forgetfulness in those who drank its waters
river of Hades (whose water when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past), from Greek lethe, literally “forgetfulness, oblivion,” related to lethargos “forgetful,” lathre “secretly, by stealth,” lathrios “stealthy,” lanthanein “to be hidden.” Cognate with Latin latere “to be hidden” (see latent). Related: Lethean.
In classical mythology, a river flowing through Hades. The souls of the dead were forced to drink of its waters, which made them forget what they had done, said, and suffered when they were alive.
- Let her rip
verb phrase To let something go at full speed; take off all restraints: He decided to buckle his seat belt and let her rip (1879+)
[li-thif-er-uh s] /lɪˈθɪf ər əs/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
noun the inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word
- Let it go at that
verb phrase let it sit: You’ll eat half of it? OK, let it go at that (1898+)