- a person affected with lycanthropy.
- a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
Origin of lycanthrope
Examples from the Web for lycanthrope
Historical Examples of lycanthrope
In The Albigenses a lycanthrope also is described, a hideous human being that fancies himself a mad wolf.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction
- a werewolf
- psychiatry a person who believes that he is a wolf
Word Origin for lycanthrope
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).