Definition of lycanthrope in English:

lycanthrope

Syllabification: ly·can·thrope
Pronunciation: /ˈlīkənˌTHrōp
 
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noun

  • A werewolf.
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    • After she was first created she spent her time doing investigations on shape shifters and the lycanthropes, or werewolves.
    • She smells like a lycanthrope, a werewolf most likely.
    • She was crouched, waiting, next to another Elf and a hawk lycanthrope as other Elves moved across bridges, in and out of trees, all hooded with their weapons concealed.

Origin

early 17th century: from modern Latin lycanthropus, from Greek lukanthrōpos 'wolf man' (see lycanthropy).

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