[sey-ter, sat-er]
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.
a lascivious man; lecher.
a man who has satyriasis.
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.

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

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

satire, satyr. Unabridged
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satyr (ˈsætə)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Cultural Dictionary
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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Bible Dictionary

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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Example sentences
They are carving satyrs' heads in the stone, with a crowd of gaping youngsters looking on in admiring wonder.
Chorus performing as satyrs with piper and a standing figure.
The poet-satyrs onstage and the poet-flacks of the rock press fed off one another voraciously.
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