[ sey-ter, sat-er ]
/ ˈseɪ tər, ˈsæt ər /
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 < Latin satyrus < Greek sátyros
Related formssa·tyr·ic [suh-tir-ik] /səˈtɪr ɪk/, sa·tyr·i·cal, adjectivesa·tyr·like, adjective
Can be confusedsatire satyr
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Examples from the Web for satyrid
The observations recorded by Longstaff relate chiefly to various members of the Satyrid group.Butterflies Worth Knowing|Clarence M. Weed
British Dictionary definitions for satyrid (1 of 2)
/ (səˈtɪərɪd) /
any butterfly of the family Satyridae, having typically brown or dark wings with paler markings: includes the graylings, satyrs, browns, ringlets, and gatekeepers
British Dictionary definitions for satyrid (2 of 2)
/ (ˈsætə) /
Greek myth one of a class of sylvan deities, represented as goatlike men who drank and danced in the train of Dionysus and chased the nymphs
a man who has strong sexual desires
a man who has satyriasis
any of various butterflies of the genus Satyrus and related genera, having dark wings often marked with eyespots: family Satyridae
Derived Formssatyric (səˈtɪrɪk) or satyrical, adjectivesatyr-like, adjective
Word Origin for satyr
C14: from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos
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Culture definitions for satyrid
[Roman name faun]
[ (say-tuhr) ]
By extension, a “satyr” is a lecherous male.
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