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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Definitions for zoanthropy

  1. Psychiatry. a mental disorder in which one believes oneself to be an animal.

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Citations for zoanthropy
In his book Wolf Child and Human Child, Arnold Gesell gives a striking account, based on the original source material, of the misfortunes of Amala and Kamala, the two best known cases of zoanthropy. Lucien Malson and Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, Wolf Children and the Problem of Human Nature, 1972
A zoanthropian, Orion, who was possessed by zoanthropy, had been an enemy. He believed himself to be a roc, marrying one. Willis Bryant, Cold Blood, 2012
Origin of zoanthropy
1855-1860
Zoanthropy came to English in the mid-1800s from the New Latin zōanthrōpia based on the Greek ánthrōpos meaning "human being, man."
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