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one of a class of Greek woodland gods with a goat’s or horse’s ears and tail and budding horns; a lustful or sensual man; lecher
Not to be confused with:
satire – the use of ridicule, irony, sarcasm, etc., to expose folly or vice or to lampoon someone; burlesque, caricature, parody
1. often Satyr Greek Mythology A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.
2. A licentious man; a lecher.
3. A man who is affected by satyriasis.
4. Any of various satyrid butterflies having brownish wings marked with eyespots.
[Middle English satire, from Old French, from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos.]
sa·tyr′ic (sā-tîr′ĭk, sə-), sa·tyr′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of a class of sylvan deities, represented as goatlike men who drank and danced in the train of Dionysus and chased the nymphs
2. a man who has strong sexual desires
3. (Psychiatry) a man who has satyriasis
4. (Animals) any of various butterflies of the genus Satyrus and related genera, having dark wings often marked with eyespots: family Satyridae
[C14: from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos]
satyric, saˈtyrical adj
sa•tyr(ˈseɪ tər, ˈsæt ər)
1. one of a class of ancient Greek woodland deities, represented as part human and part horse or goat, and noted for their riotousness and lasciviousness.
2. a lascivious man; lecher.
3. a man who has satyriasis.
4. Also, sa•tyr•id (ˈseɪ tər ɪd, ˈsæt ər-, səˈtaɪ rɪd) any of several butterflies of the family Satyridae, having gray or brown wings marked with eyespots.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin satyrus < Greek sátyros]
sa•tyr•ic (səˈtɪr ɪk) sa•tyr′i•cal, adj.
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|Noun||1.||satyr - man with strong sexual desires|
|2.||satyr - one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns|
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks