Like the satyr in his language too; for he uses the commonest words as the outward mask of the divinest truths.
The savage and the satyr might have beheld, and been awed into reverence.
These were supported by quaint heads of satyr, martyr, or laughing triton.
You yourself will not deny, Socrates, that your face is like that of a satyr.
Presently the moon rising shows a satyr, one of the beings with whom the ancients peopled the forests and wild places.
And this is what I and many others have suffered from the flute-playing of this satyr.
A day or two afterwards, the satyr fell in with his unsuspected enemy.
He painted the figure of a satyr, and beside it, as a trifle, he inserted a partridge.
satyrī′n, the argus butterflies; satyr′ium, a genus of small flowered orchids; Sat′yrus, the genus of orangs—simia.
When the satyr asked the reason for this, he told him that he did it to warm his hands because they were so cold.
woodland deity, companion of Bacchus, late 14c., from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros, of unknown origin. In pre-Roman Greek art, a man-like being with the tail and ears of a horse; the modern conception of a being part man, part goat is from Roman sculptors, who seem to have assimilated them to the fauns of native mythology. In some English bibles used curiously to translate Hebrew se'irim, a type of hairy monster superstitiously believed to inhabit deserts.
hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also "goat" (Lev. 4:24) and "devil", i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17:7; 2 Chr. 11:15). When it is said (Isa. 13:21; comp. 34:14) "the satyrs shall dance there," the meaning is that the place referred to shall become a desolate waste. Some render the Hebrew word "baboon," a species of which is found in Babylonia.