lycanthrope


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ly·can·thrope

 (lī′kən-thrōp′, lī-kăn′-)
n.
1. A werewolf.
2. A person affected with lycanthropy.

[Greek lukanthrōpos : lukos, wolf; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots + anthrōpos, man.]

lycanthrope

(ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp; laɪˈkænθrəʊp) or

lycanthropist

n
1. (Animals) a werewolf
2. (European Myth & Legend) a werewolf
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a person who believes that he or she is a wolf
[C17: via New Latin, from Greek lukanthrōpos, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man]

ly•can•thrope

(ˈlaɪ kənˌθroʊp, laɪˈkæn θroʊp)

n.
1. a person affected with lycanthropy.
2. a werewolf.
[1615–25; < Greek lykánthrōpos wolf-man =lýk(os) wolf + ánthrōpos man]

lycanthrope

1. a person suffering from lycanthropy.
2. a werewolf or alien spirit in the form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
3. a person reputed to be able to change himself or another person into a wolf.
See also: Wolves

lycanthrope

Creatures that are half human, half animal, the most well-known of which is the werewolf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back againlycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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