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zoanthropy

Saltos de línea: zo¦an|thropy
Pronunciación: /zəʊˈanθrəpi
 
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Definición de zoanthropy en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] rare
A form of madness involving the delusion of being an animal, with correspondingly altered behaviour.
Example sentences
  • She has zoanthropy like her father, and turns into a tiger!
  • He was afflicted with a psychotic disorder called zoanthropy, and was reduced to acting like a brute beast of the field.
  • Among the more illiterate classes, to be possessed with the spirit of a fox is a form of zoanthropy not infrequently met with.

Origen

mid 19th century: from zoo- + -anthropy, after lycanthropy.

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