|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]|
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.