noun, verb (used with object), phil·tred, phil·tring. Chiefly British.
- philosophy of life,
Examples from the Web for philtre
Then follows a melodramatic incantation as the sorcerer deposits the philtre into a gigantic teapot.The Secrets of a Savoyard|Henry A. Lytton
Pliny assures us that the remora was used in the preparation of a philtre capable of extinguishing the flames of love.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
Hereupon Cosma accuses Glaucilla of substituting a poison for the philtre.Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama|Walter W. Greg
I gave you the philtre in your drinking water, and Foy, the traitor Foy, has reaped its fruits.Lysbeth|H. Rider Haggard
The philtre was in her veins, whatever the directions of the rational mind.One of Our Conquerors, Complete|George Meredith
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.