Classical Mythology. one of a class of woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as part human, part horse, and sometimes part goat and noted for riotousness and lasciviousness.
a lascivious man; lecher.
a man who has satyriasis.
Also sa·tyr·id[sey-ter-id, sat-er-, suh-tahy-rid]/ˈseɪ tər ɪd, ˈsæt ər-, səˈtaɪ rɪd/. Also called satyr butterfly.any of several butterflies of the family Satyridae, having gray or brown wings marked with eyespots.
Origin of satyr
1325–75;Middle English < Latinsatyrus < Greeksátyros
Related formssa·tyr·ic[suh-tir-ik]/səˈtɪr ɪk/, sa·tyr·i·cal, adjectivesa·tyr·like, adjectiveCan be confusedsatiresatyr
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.