theriomorphic

(redirected from theriomorphous)

the·ri·o·mor·phic

 (thîr′ē-ə-môr′fĭk) also the·ri·o·mor·phous (-fəs)
adj.
Thought of as having the form of a beast. Used of a deity.

[Greek thērion, diminutive of thēr, wild beast; see theropod + -morphic.]

theriomorphic

(ˌθɪərɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk) or

theriomorphous

adj
(Classical Myth & Legend) (esp of a deity) possessing or depicted in the form of a beast
[C19: from Greek thēriomorphos, from thērion wild animal + morphē shape]
ˈtherioˌmorph n

the•ri•o•mor•phic

(ˌθɪər i əˈmɔr fɪk)

also the`ri•o•mor′phous,



adj.
(of deities) thought of or represented as having the form of animals.
[1880–85; < Greek thēriómorph(os) beast-shaped (thērío(n) wild beast + -morphos -morphous) + -ic]
the′ri•o•morph`, n.
Translations
thériomorphe