See also: Nepenthes

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin nēpenthes, from Ancient Greek νηπενθής(nēpenthḗs, sorrow-banishing) (neuter), from νη-(nē-, not) + πένθος(pénthos, grief).

NounEdit

nepenthes ‎(uncountable)

  1. 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.
  2. A Southeast Asian plant of the genus Nepenthes.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

nepenthes

  1. plural of nepenthe