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lycanthropy

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noun ly·can·thro·py \lī-ˈkan(t)-thrə-pē\

Definition of lycanthropy

  1. 1 :  a delusion that one has become a wolf

  2. 2 :  the assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic

ly·can·throp·ic play \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

Rhymes with lycanthropy


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lycanthropy

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noun ly·can·thro·py \lī-ˈkan(t)-thrə-pē\

Medical Definition of lycanthropy

plural ly·can·thro·pies

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




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