noun, verb (used with object), phil·tred, phil·tring. Chiefly British.
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Historical Examples of philtre
The philtre was in her veins, whatever the directions of the rational mind.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
Then he whispered again, 'I will give you a philtre that has never failed.Arethusa
F. Marion Crawford
Magic or no magic, philtre or no philtre, it was not long before Lady Essex had her wish.She Stands Accused
What philtre do those baggages give you to rob you of your wits?Cousin Betty
Honore de Balzac
It issued in that always; in some plan or scheme for gaining possession of the philtre.The Long Night
Word Origin 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.