lycanthrope

lycanthrope

[lahy-kuhn-throhp, lahy-kan-throhp]
noun
1.
a person affected with lycanthropy.
2.
a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf.

Origin:
1615–25; < Greek lykánthrōpos wolf-man, equivalent to lýk(os) wolf + ánthrōpos man

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lycanthrope (ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp, laɪˈkænθrəʊp)
 
n
1.  a werewolf
2.  psychiatry a person who believes that he is a wolf
 
[C17: via New Latin, from Greek lukanthrōpos, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man]

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lycanthrope
1829, from Mod.L. lycanthropus (see lycanthropy).
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