[lahy-kuh n-throhp, lahy-kan-throhp]
a person affected with lycanthropy.
a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
Origin of lycanthrope
< Greek lykánthrōpos
wolf-man, equivalent to lýk(os
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British Dictionary definitions for lycanthrope
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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Word Origin and History for lycanthrope
1620s in the classical sense; 1825 in the modern sense, from Modern Latin lycanthropus, from Greek lykanthropos "wolf-man" (see lycanthropy).
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