[ 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 forms

the·ri·an·thro·pism [theer-ee-an-thruh-piz-uh m] /ˌθɪər iˈæn θrəˌpɪz əm/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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 Forms

therianthropism (ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for therianthropic

C19: from Greek thērion wild animal + anthrōpos man
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