[ni-pen-thee] /nɪˈpɛn θi/
a drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.
anything inducing a pleasurable sensation of forgetfulness, especially of sorrow or trouble.
a drug, or the plant providing it, that ancient writers referred to as a means of forgetting grief or trouble
anything that produces sleep, forgetfulness, or pleasurable dreaminess
1570s, nepenthes, from Greek nepenthes, from ne- “no, not” (see un-) + penthos “pain, grief,” from PIE *kwent(h)- “to suffer” (see pathos). A drug of Egypt mentioned in the “Odyssey” as capable of banishing grief or trouble from the mind. The -s is a proper part of the word, but likely was mistaken in English as a plural affix and dropped.
[ni-pen-theez] /nɪˈpɛn θiz/ noun, plural nepenthes. 1. . 2. any of various tropical Asian and Australian pitcher plants of the genus Nepenthes, having leaves usually in the form of cylindrical tubes. [ni-pen-thee] /nɪˈpɛn θi/ noun 1. a drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring […]
[nee-per, ney-] /ˈni pər, ˈneɪ-/ noun, Physics. 1. the unit used to express the ratio of two amplitudes as a natural logarithm: equal to 8.68 dB. Abbreviation: Np. [ney-per] /ˈneɪ pər/ noun 1. John, . /ˈneɪpə; ˈniː-/ noun 1. a unit expressing the ratio of two quantities, esp amplitudes in telecommunications, equal to the natural […]
/ˈnɛpətə/ noun 1. See catmint
1. variant of before a vowel: nephanalysis.