See also: Satyr

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Statue of a satyr by Praxiteles
 
A specimen of Andromeda satyr (Cithaerias andromeda).

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From French satyre, from Latin satyrus, from Ancient Greek σάτυρος (sáturos).

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satyr (plural satyrs)

  1. (Greek mythology) A sylvan deity or demigod, male companion of Pan or Dionysus, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness, sometimes pictured with a perpetual erection.
    • 1637, John Milton, Lycidas
      Rough Satyrs danced; and Fauns, with cloven heel, / From the glad sound would not be absent long.
      male variation of nymphs
  2. (Roman mythology) Synonym of faun
  3. (by extension) A lecherous man.
  4. Any of various butterflies of the nymphalid subfamily Satyrinae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots; a meadow brown.
  5. (obsolete) The orangutan.

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satyr in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin satyrus,from Ancient Greek σάτυρος (sáturos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaː.tir/, /ˈsaː.tər/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧tyr

NounEdit

satyr m (plural satyrs, diminutive satyrtje n)

  1. (Greek mythology, Roman mythology) satyr, faun

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