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satyr

[sey-ter, sat-er]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. one of a class of woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as part human, part horse, and sometimes part goat and noted for riotousness and lasciviousness.
2.
a lascivious man; lecher.
3.
a man who has satyriasis.
4.
Also, satyrid [sey-ter-id, sat-er-, suh-tahy-rid] . Also called satyr butterfly. any of several butterflies of the family Satyridae, having gray or brown wings marked with eyespots.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Latin satyrus < Greek sátyros

satyric [suh-tir-ik] , satyrical, adjective
satyrlike, adjective

satire, satyr.
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satyr (ˈsætə)
 
n
1.  Greek myth one of a class of sylvan deities, represented as goatlike men who drank and danced in the train of Dionysus and chased the nymphs
2.  a man who has strong sexual desires
3.  a man who has satyriasis
4.  any of various butterflies of the genus Satyrus and related genera, having dark wings often marked with eyespots: family Satyridae
 
[C14: from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos]
 
satyric
 
adj
 
sa'tyrical
 
adj
 
'satyr-like
 
adj

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satyr
woodland deity, companion of Bacchus, late 14c., from L. satyrus, from Gk. satyros, of unknown origin. In pre-Roman Gk. 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 Eng. bibles used curiously to translate Heb. se'irim, a type of hairy monster superstitiously believed to inhabit deserts.
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satyr [(say-tuhr)]

[Roman name faun]

A creature in classical mythology who was part man and part goat. Satyrs were famous for being constantly drunk and for chasing nymphs. They were companions of Dionysus.

Note: By extension, a “satyr” is a lecherous male.
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Satyr definition


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.

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