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hircine

[hur-sahyn, -sin] /ˈhɜr saɪn, -sɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a goat.
2.
having a goatish odor.
3.
lustful; libidinous.
Origin of hircine
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin hircīnus of a goat, equivalent to hirc(us) goat + -īnus -ine1
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hircine

/ˈhɜːsaɪn; -sɪn/
adjective
1.
(archaic) of or like a goat, esp in smell
2.
(literary) lustful; lascivious
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hircīnus, from hircus goat
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Word Origin and History for hircine
adj.

"goat-like," 1650s, from Latin hircinus "pertaining to a goat," from hircus "he-goat, buck," probably related to hirsutus "shaggy" (see hirsute).

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