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[fil-ter] /ˈfɪl tər/
noun, verb (used with object), philtred, philtring. Chiefly British.
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a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
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C16: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron love potion, from philos loving
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Word Origin and History for philtre

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.

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