Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Word of the Day

nepenthe \ni-PEN-thee\, noun:

1. A drug or drink, or the plant yielding it, mentioned by ancient writers as having the power to bring forgetfulness of sorrow or trouble.

2. Anything inducing a pleasurable sensation of forgetfulness, esp. of sorrow or trouble.

~Interesting, this word I could use in a story.  :) ~


  1. Nepenth, no, I've never heard of that word... it almost sounds as if it could be a character's name, as in one who induces pleasure.

    That word makes me think of the drink, Absinthe... made out of wormwood [I think} which had/has similar properties.

  2. Ooh, that would be a good character name and mmm a pleasure inducer...I like it!!

    You know, I remember hearing about Absinthe, but I'm sure I've never tried it. ;)