lycanthropy

[lahy-kan-thruh-pee]
noun
1.
a delusion in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
2.
the supposed or fabled assumption of the appearance of a wolf by a human being.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek lykanthrōpía. See lycanthrope, -y3

lycanthropic [lahy-kuhn-throp-ik] , adjective
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lycanthropy (laɪˈkænθrəpɪ)
 
n
1.  the supposed magical transformation of a person into a wolf
2.  psychiatry a delusion in which a person believes that he is a wolf
 
[C16: from Greek lukānthropía, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man]
 
lycanthropic
 
adj

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lycanthropy
1580s, from Gk. lykanthropia, from lykos "wolf" + anthropos "man" (see anthropo-). Originally a form of madness (described by ancient writers) in which the afflicted thought he was a wolf; applied to actual transformations of persons (esp. witches) into wolves since 1830 (see werewolf).
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lycanthropy ly·can·thro·py (lī-kān'thrə-pē)
n.
The delusion that one is a wolf.

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Since then, his bone-crunching, sinew-stretching lycanthropic transformations have become legendary.
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