Origin of satyr
Examples from the Web for satyr
Historical Examples of satyr
As for that precocious damsel, she would run no least risk of destruction by the satyr.Within the Law
The savage and the satyr might have beheld, and been awed into reverence.Imogen
He is the most wonderful of human beings, and absolutely unlike anyone but a satyr.
You yourself will not deny, Socrates, that your face is like that of a satyr.
And this is what I and many others have suffered from the flute-playing of this satyr.
Word Origin for satyr
woodland deity, companion of Bacchus, late 14c., from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros, of unknown origin. In pre-Roman Greek art, a man-like being with the tail and ears of a horse; the modern conception of a being part man, part goat is from Roman sculptors, who seem to have assimilated them to the fauns of native mythology. In some English bibles used curiously to translate Hebrew se'irim, a type of hairy monster superstitiously believed to inhabit deserts.