lycanthropy


ly·can·thro·py

noun \lī-ˈkan(t)-thrə-pē\

Definition of LYCANTHROPY

1
:  a delusion that one has become a wolf
2
:  the assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic
ly·can·throp·ic \ˌlī-kən-ˈthrä-pik\ adjective

Origin of LYCANTHROPY

New Latin lycanthropia, from Greek lykanthrōpia, from lykanthrōpos werewolf, from lykos wolf + anthrōpos human being — more at wolf
First Known Use: 1594

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

Rhymes with LYCANTHROPY

ly·can·thro·py

noun \lī-ˈkan(t)-thrə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ly·can·thro·pies

Medical Definition of LYCANTHROPY

: a delusion that one has become or has assumed the characteristics of a wolf

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