hircine

[ hur-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈhɜr saɪn, -sɪn /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a goat.
having a goatish odor.
lustful; libidinous.

Origin of hircine

1650–60; < Latin hircīnus of a goat, equivalent to hirc(us) goat + -īnus -ine1
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hircine

/ (ˈhɜːsaɪn, -sɪn) /

adjective

archaic of or like a goat, esp in smell
literary lustful; lascivious

Word Origin for hircine

C17: from Latin hircīnus, from hircus goat
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