noun \ˈsā-tər, chiefly British ˈsa-\

: 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

often capitalized :  a sylvan deity in Greek mythology having certain characteristics of a horse or goat and fond of Dionysian revelry
a :  a lecherous man
b :  one having satyriasis
:  any of various satyrid butterflies
sa·tyr·ic \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

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


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