Lycanthropy meaning

lī-kănthrə-pē
A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.
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(archaic) A mental disorder in which one imagines oneself to be a beast, esp. a wolf.
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(folklore) Transformation of a person into a wolf or werewolf.
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A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.
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(mythology) The act of shapeshifting between the form of a human being and an animal (usually a wolf), often done during a full moon, according to legend.
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A delusion in which one believes oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal.
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In folklore, the magical ability to assume the form and characteristics of a wolf.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lycanthropy - lycanthropia

Origin of lycanthropy

  • From Ancient Greek λυκανθρωπία (lukanthrōpia), from λυκάνθρωπος (lukanthrōpos).

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