- Gr. Myth. any of a class of minor woodland deities, attendant on Dionysus, orig. represented as having the ears and tail of a horse, later as having pointed ears, short horns, the head and trunk of a man, and the hind legs of a goat, and as being fond of riotous merriment and lechery
- a lustful or lecherous man
- a man having satyriasis
- any of a worldwide family (Satyridae) of butterflies with gray or brown wings, often with eyelike spotsalso called satyrid
Origin of satyrMiddle English satir ; from Classical Latin satyrus ; from Classical Greek satyros
- often Satyr Greek Mythology A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.
- A licentious man; a lecher.
- A man who is affected by satyriasis.
- Any of various satyrid butterflies having brownish wings marked with eyespots.
Origin of satyrMiddle English satire, from Old French, from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos.
- sa·tyr′ic , sa·tyr′i·cal