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therianthropic

[theer-ee-an-throp-ik] /ˌθɪər i ænˈθrɒp ɪk/
adjective
1.
being partly bestial and partly human in form.
2.
of or pertaining to deities conceived or represented in such form.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek thērí(on) beast + anthrop- + -ic
Related forms
therianthropism
[theer-ee-an-thruh-piz-uh m] /ˌθɪər iˈæn θrəˌpɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
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therianthropic

/ˌθɪərɪənˈθrɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
(of certain mythical creatures or deities) having a partly animal, partly human form
2.
of or relating to such creatures or deities
Derived Forms
therianthropism (ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm) noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek thērion wild animal + anthrōpos man
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