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cynanthropy Line breaks: cyn¦an|thropy
Pronunciation: /sɪˈnanθrəpi/

Definition of cynanthropy in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
A form of madness involving the delusion of being a dog, with correspondingly altered behaviour.
Example sentences
  • From the illnesses of Cynanthropy and Lycanthropy, many change into dogs, their eyes become fiery, with threatening teeth and a sharp nose.
  • A general cynanthropy prevailed - man ran about, and bit at man.
  • Some bite and snarl like dogs, and hence it has been called cynanthropy.

Origin

Late 16th century: from French cynanthropie (after lycanthropie 'lycanthropy'), from Greek kun-, kuōn 'dog' + anthrōpos 'man'.

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