- 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
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Historical Examples of therianthropic
Similarly we find “therianthropic” forms—half animal, half human—in Egypt or Assyria-Babylonia.
- (of certain mythical creatures or deities) having a partly animal, partly human form
- of or relating to such creatures or deities
Word Origin for therianthropic
C19: from Greek thērion wild animal + anthrōpos man
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