Like the satyr in his language too; for he uses the commonest words as the outward mask of the divinest truths.
A satyr lifts her vest, while Silenus and other figures look on in admiration.
These were supported by quaint heads of satyr, martyr, or laughing triton.
The mattock and the plow Will take the place of Pan and satyr now.
Presently the moon rising shows a satyr, one of the beings with whom the ancients peopled the forests and wild places.
The savage and the satyr might have beheld, and been awed into reverence.
A day or two afterwards, the satyr fell in with his unsuspected enemy.
You yourself will not deny, Socrates, that your face is like that of a satyr.
satyrī′n, the argus butterflies; satyr′ium, a genus of small flowered orchids; Sat′yrus, the genus of orangs—simia.
And this is what I and many others have suffered from the flute-playing of this satyr.
woodland deity, companion of Bacchus, late 14c., from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros, of unknown origin. In pre-Roman Greek art, a man-like being with the tail and ears of a horse; the modern conception of a being part man, part goat is from Roman sculptors, who seem to have assimilated them to the fauns of native mythology. In some English bibles used curiously to translate Hebrew se'irim, a type of hairy monster superstitiously believed to inhabit deserts.
hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also "goat" (Lev. 4:24) and "devil", i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17:7; 2 Chr. 11:15). When it is said (Isa. 13:21; comp. 34:14) "the satyrs shall dance there," the meaning is that the place referred to shall become a desolate waste. Some render the Hebrew word "baboon," a species of which is found in Babylonia.