1. a potion, charm, or drug supposed to cause the person taking it to fall in love, usually with some specific person; a drink supposed to excite sexual love in the drinker.
2. a magic potion for any purpose.
3. to enchant or bewitch with a philter.
Etymology: from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron (love potion), from philos (loving).
[John William Waterhouse - Tristan & Isolde]
the state of being carefree; light-heartedness; being cheerful, merry and optimistic.
Etymology: Greek rhathymos - lighthearted, easy-tempered, carefree, from rha - easy, ready + thymos - spirit, mind, courage.
the roadlike reflection of moonlight on water.
Etymology: Swedish, måne (“moon”) + gata (“street, road”), known at least since 1890.
[James R. Eads]
Informal: the generation of rainbows.
Etymology: from Greek iris (rainbow) + genesis (origin, source).
1. the state of having overeaten; the state of being stuffed with food.
2. stuffed; filled solid; as, a farctate leaf, stem, or pericarp, opposed to tubular or hollow.
Etymology: Latin farctus, past participle of farcire.
1. fate personified, e.g. the Three Witches in Macbeth, the Moirai, the Norns.
2. fate; destiny.
3. an event; occurrence.
Etymology: from Old English wyrd, weird. From Proto-Germanic *wurdiz, from Proto-Indo-European *wrti-, a verbal abstract from the root *wert- (“to turn”) ( > Latin vertere), related to the Old English verb weorþan (“to grow into, become”) (compare German werden). Cognate with Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt, Old Norse urðr.
[Fiona Marchbank - Threads of Fate]
government by the most evil; rulership by an evil autocrat.
Etymology: Latin malus “bad” + Greek arkhein “to rule”.
1. a person who is unknown; stranger.
2. also called sheefish: a game fish, Stenodus leucichthys, of fresh or brackish northern waters.
Etymology: from French, “unknown”.
[Yelena Bryksenkova - Stranger]
the bright reflection of the moon’s light on an expanse of water.
Etymology: moon (from Middle English mone “moon”) + glade (in obsolete sense “bright”).
1. to contemplate; visualize; picture; imagine.
2. Archaic: to look in the face of; face.
Etymology: French envisager, from en (Greek prefix meaning “in” or “within”) + visage (from Latin vīsum meaning “sight, appearance”).
1. a small cup of strong black coffee or espresso.
2. the small cup used to serve this drink.
Etymology: French, “half cup”.
[Mike White - Empty Demitasse]
the sound of the wind.
Etymology: Latin ventus (a wind) + sonance (from sonāns - sounding, from sonāre - to make a noise, resound).
[Ryan Lee - Daughters of Boreas]
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
belonging to a garden; of, like, or pertaining to gardens.
Etymology: Latin hortulanus; hortus garden.
1. a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
2. a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
3. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
4 . often, voyages: journeys or travels as the subject of a written account, or the account itself.
5. Obsolete: an enterprise or undertaking.
6. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.
7. to traverse by a voyage.
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French veyage, from Late Latin viticum - a journey, from Latin, provisions for a journey, from neuter of viticus - of a journey, from via – road.