[fil-ter] /ˈfɪl tər/
noun, verb (used with object), philtred, philtring. Chiefly British.
a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
also philter, “love potion,” 1580s, from Middle French philtre (1560s), from Latin philtrum (plural philtra) “love potion,” from Greek philtron “a love-charm,” literally “to make oneself beloved,” from philein “to love” (from philos “loving;” see philo-) + instrumental suffix -tron.
[fil-truh m] /ˈfɪl trəm/ noun, plural philtra [fil-truh] /ˈfɪl trə/ (Show IPA) 1. Anatomy. the vertical groove on the surface of the upper lip, below the septum of the nose. 2. a philter. /ˈfɪltrəm/ noun (pl) philtra 1. the indentation above the upper lip n. dimple in the middle of the upper lip, 1703, medical […]
[fi-nish-uh n, -nee-shuh n] /fɪˈnɪʃ ən, -ˈni ʃən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of . 2. the extinct Semitic language of the Phoenicians. adjective 3. of or relating to , its people, or their language. 4. noting or pertaining to the script used for the writing of Phoenician from the 11th century b.c. or […]
[fee-niks] /ˈfi nɪks/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre, and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years: often an emblem of […]
plural noun 1. a group of eight coral islands in the central Pacific: part of Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands). 11 sq. mi. (28 sq. km). plural noun 1. a group of eight coral islands in the central Pacific: administratively part of Kiribati. Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles). The islands and surrounding waters form […]