[ theer-ee-an-throp-ik ]
/ ˌθɪər i ænˈθrɒp ɪk /
being partly bestial and partly human in form.
of or relating to deities conceived or represented in such form.
Origin of therianthropic
1885–90; < Greek thērí(on) beast + anthrop- + -ic
Related formsthe·ri·an·thro·pism [theer-ee-an-thruh-piz-uh m] /ˌθɪər iˈæn θrəˌpɪz əm/, noun
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Examples from the Web for therianthropic
Similarly we find “therianthropic” forms—half animal, half human—in Egypt or Assyria-Babylonia.
British Dictionary definitions for therianthropic
/ (ˌθɪərɪənˈθrɒpɪk) /
(of certain mythical creatures or deities) having a partly animal, partly human form
of or relating to such creatures or deities
Derived Formstherianthropism (ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm), noun
Word Origin for therianthropic
C19: from Greek thērion wild animal + anthrōpos man
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