therianthropic

adjective
the·​ri·​an·​throp·​ic | \ ¦thirē¦an¦thräpik \

Definition of therianthropic

1 : combining human and animal form therianthropic deity
2 : relating to religions in which the deities worshiped are partly human and partly animal in form

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History and Etymology for therianthropic

Greek thērianthrōpos beast-man (from thēri- therio- + anthrōpos man, human being) + English -ic

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“Therianthropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therianthropic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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