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  1. being partly bestial and partly human in form.
  2. of or relating to deities conceived or represented in such form.
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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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Historical Examples of therianthropic

  • Similarly we find “therianthropic” forms—half animal, half human—in Egypt or Assyria-Babylonia.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for therianthropic


  1. (of certain mythical creatures or deities) having a partly animal, partly human form
  2. of or relating to such creatures or deities
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Derived Formstherianthropism (ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm), noun

Word Origin for therianthropic

C19: from Greek thērion wild animal + anthrōpos man
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