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lycanthrope

[ lahy-kuhn-throhp, lahy-kan-throhp ]
/ ˈlaɪ kənˌθroʊp, laɪˈkæn θroʊp /
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noun
a person affected with lycanthropy.
a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
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Origin of lycanthrope

1615–25; <Greek lykánthrōpos wolf-man, equivalent to lýk(os) wolf + ánthrōpos man

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British Dictionary definitions for lycanthrope

lycanthrope
/ (ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp, laɪˈkænθrəʊp) /

noun
a werewolf
psychiatry a person who believes that he is a wolf

Word Origin for lycanthrope

C17: via New Latin, from Greek lukanthrōpos, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man
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