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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Definitions for hircine

  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat.
  2. Having a goatish odor.
  3. Lustful; libidinous.

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Citations for hircine
The hircine stink in the air that he had sucked in while running was replaced by a cool dampness. Jonathan Wilson, A Palestine Affair
Dad was thick-haired, bowlegged, bottom-heavy; he wore a tangly, hircine beard; a cigar depended from his lips at all times, the aromatic stub of a flute; panic was his state of nature. Michael Griffith, Spikes
Origin of hircine
1650-1660
Hircine comes from the Latin word meaning of a goat, hircīnus.