Nepenthes meaning

A drug referred to in Homer's Odyssey as bringing relief from anxiety or grief; hence, any substance seen as bringing welcome forgetfulness or relief.
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A Southeast Asian plant of the genus Nepenthes.
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Plural form of nepenthe.
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Origin of nepenthes

  • From Latin nēpenthes, from Ancient Greek νηπενθής (nēpenthēs, “sorrow-banishing”) (neuter), from νη- (nē-, “not”) + πένθος (penthos, “grief”).

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