follow Dictionary.com

Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs

philtre

[fil-ter] /ˈfɪl tər/
noun, verb (used with object), philtred, philtring. Chiefly British
1.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for philtre

philtre

/ˈfɪltə/
noun
1.
a drink supposed to arouse love, desire, etc
Word Origin
C16: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron love potion, from philos loving
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for philtre
n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for philtre

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for philtre

12
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with philtre