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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Definitions for philter

  1. A potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person.
  2. A magic potion for any purpose.

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Citations for philter
Tell me now, fairy as you are - can't you give me a charm, or a philter, or something of that sort, to make me a handsome man ? " Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Mariamne had told him it was a love philter and promised a large reward if he would get me to drink it without my knowledge. Michel Tournier, Ralph Manheim, The Four Wise Men
Origin of philter
Philter originates from the Greek philtron, "love potion," which itself derives from the Greek philos "love of."