Alethea

[al-uh-thee-uh]
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Historical Examples of alethea

  • For this was his mission, to find the Alethea before she sailed.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • The Alethea was within the wide jaws of the Western Scheldt.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • It was this which decided Alethea that the boy was worth taking pains with.

  • In the first he recognised his brother Jasper, and in the lady, the fair Alethea.

  • Alethea was more serious, naturally, than he had ever seen her before.


Word Origin and History for alethea

Alethea

fem. proper name, from Greek aletheia "truth, truthfulness," from alethes "true," literally "not concealing," from privative prefix a- "not" (see a- (3)) + lethe "forgetfulness, oblivion" (see latent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper