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lycanthrope

(noun) A monster able to change appearance from human to wolf.

Synonyms: werewolf, wolfman, loup-garou

Usage: She thought the novel about the lycanthrope would be silly, but the sad tale about the werewolf's struggles to regain control of his life moved her to tears.
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Noun 1. lycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back againlycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
loup-garou, werewolf, wolfman
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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You can use the noun lycanthrope as a fancy way to talk about a werewolf or wolfman, or any other kind of mythical human-wolf creature.

If your childhood babysitter liked to tell you bedtime tales about a lycanthrope, it means she was fond of werewolf stories. The Greek root word is lykanthropos, literally "wolf-man." In the late 1500s, a lycanthrope was a mentally ill person who believed that he was a wolf. Popular myths and stories of humans changing into wolves changed the meaning of lycanthrope to mean an actual monstrous creature.


A moon-eyed teen must choose between her vampire lover and her werewolf pal, a decision she faces amid the ever-simmering rivalry between bloodsuckers and lycanthropes.
Seattle Times Jun 29, 2010



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Old Scandinavians believed some people could transform into wolves after nightfall.
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ly·can·thrope (lī′kən-thrōp′, lī-kăn′-)
n.
1. A werewolf.
2. A person affected with lycanthropy.
[Greek lukanthrōpos : lukos, wolf; see wl̥kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + anthrōpos, man.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
lycanthrope (ˈlaɪkənˌθrəʊp; laɪˈkænθrəʊp) or lycanthropist
n
1. (Animals) a werewolf
2. (European Myth & Legend) a werewolf
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a person who believes that he or she is a wolf
[C17: via New Latin, from Greek lukanthrōpos, from lukos wolf + anthrōpos man]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ly•can•thrope (ˈlaɪ kənˌθroʊp, laɪˈkæn θroʊp)

n.
1. a person affected with lycanthropy.
2. a werewolf.
[1615–25; < Greek lykánthrōpos wolf-man =lýk(os) wolf + ánthrōpos man]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
lycanthrope
1. a person suffering from lycanthropy.
2. a werewolf or alien spirit in the form of a bloodthirsty wolf.
3. a person reputed to be able to change himself or another person into a wolf.
See also: Wolves
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
lycanthrope
Creatures that are half human, half animal, the most well-known of which is the werewolf.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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Noun 1. lycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back againlycanthrope - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
loup-garou, werewolf, wolfman
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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