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lycanthrope

[lahy-kuh n-throhp, lahy-kan-throhp] /ˈlaɪ kənˌθroʊp, laɪˈkæn θroʊp/
noun
1.
a person affected with lycanthropy.
2.
a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Greek lykánthrōpos wolf-man, equivalent to lýk(os) wolf + ánthrōpos man
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lycanthrope

/ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp; laɪˈkænθrəʊp/
noun
1.
a werewolf
2.
(psychiatry) a person who believes that he is a wolf
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin, from Greek lukanthrōpos, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man
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Word Origin and History for lycanthrope
n.

1620s in the classical sense; 1825 in the modern sense, from Modern Latin lycanthropus, from Greek lykanthropos "wolf-man" (see lycanthropy).

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