Origin of satyr
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)
British Dictionary definitions for satyrid (2 of 2)
Word Origin for satyr
Word Origin and History for satyrid
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.