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satyr

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noun sa·tyr \ˈsā-tər, chiefly British ˈsa-\

Simple Definition of satyr

  • : one of the forest gods in Greek mythology who have faces and bodies like men and ears, legs, and tails like goats

Full Definition of satyr

  1. 1 often capitalized :  a sylvan deity in Greek mythology having certain characteristics of a horse or goat and fond of Dionysian revelry

  2. 2a :  a lecherous manb :  one having satyriasis

  3. 3 :  any of various satyrid butterflies

sa·tyr·ic play \sā-ˈtir-ik, sə-, sa-\ adjective

Examples of satyr

  1. <the legendary conquests of a suburban satyr>



Origin of satyr

Middle English, from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros


First Known Use: 14th century

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