Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A werewolf.
  • noun A person affected with lycanthropy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man superstitiously supposed to be possessed of the power of transforming himself at pleasure into a wolf, and to be endowed while in that shape with its savage propensities; a were-wolf.
  • noun A person affected with lycanthropy; one who imagines himself to be a wolf, and acts in conformity with his delusion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A human being fabled to have been changed into a wolf; a werewolf.
  • noun One affected with lycanthropy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A werewolf.
  • noun A human with a curse that causes involuntary shapeshifting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek lukanthrōpos : lukos, wolf; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots + anthrōpos, man.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek λυκάνθρωπος (lukanthrōpos).

Examples

  • Penny preferred the term lycanthrope, but there was no doubt in Allen’s mind.

    Vampire a Go-Go

  • Penny preferred the term lycanthrope, but there was no doubt in Allen’s mind.

    Vampire a Go-Go

  • Penny preferred the term lycanthrope, but there was no doubt in Allen’s mind.

    Vampire a Go-Go

  • Penny preferred the term lycanthrope, but there was no doubt in Allen’s mind.

    Vampire a Go-Go

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

  • “I believe she prefers to be called a lycanthrope,” Aidan offered.

    Haven

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