1 Greek Mythology one of a class of lustful, drunken woodland gods. In Greek art they were represented as a man with a horse’s ears and tail, but in Roman representations as a man with a goat’s ears, tail, legs, and horns.
a man who has strong sexual desires:Charles was an unmarried satyr
2a satyrid butterfly with chiefly dark brown wings.
Tribes Satyrini (including the Eurasian genus Satyrus) and Euptychiini (the American wood satyrs), subfamily Satyrinae, family Nymphalidae
late Middle English: from Old French satyre, or via Latin from Greek saturos