[ lahy-kuhn-throhp, lahy-kan-throhp ]
/ ˈlaɪ kənˌθroʊp, laɪˈkæn θroʊp /
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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
Words nearby lycanthrope
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How to use lycanthrope in a sentence
In The Albigenses a lycanthrope also is described, a hideous human being that fancies himself a mad wolf.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction|Dorothy Scarborough
Borel was both artist and author; he painted in Dvria's studio and wrote defiant poems under the nom de plume of "Le Lycanthrope."
British Dictionary definitions for lycanthrope
/ (ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp, laɪˈkænθrəʊp) /
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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