[ lahy-kan-thruh-pee ]
/ laɪˈkæn θrə pi /
a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
the supposed or fabled assumption of the appearance of a wolf by a human being.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lycanthropyly·can·throp·ic [lahy-kuhn-throp-ik], /ˌlaɪ kənˈθrɒp ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for lycanthropy
The tanoana seems to be the soul of which lycanthropic feats are asserted.
Lycanthropic criminals were also brought up who had prowled about and devastated the sheepfolds.The Superstitions of Witchcraft|Howard Williams
British Dictionary definitions for lycanthropy
/ (laɪˈkænθrəpɪ) /
the supposed magical transformation of a person into a wolf
psychiatry a delusion in which a person believes that he is a wolf
Derived forms of lycanthropylycanthropic (ˌlaɪkənˈθrɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for lycanthropy
C16: from Greek lukānthropía, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man
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Medical definitions for lycanthropy
[ lī-kăn′thrə-pē ]
The delusion that one is a wolf.
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