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Webster 1913 Edition


Satyr

Sa′tyr

(?; 277)
,
Noun.
[L.
satyrus
, Gr. [GREEK]: cf. F.
satyre
.]
1.
(Class. Myth.)
A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.
Rough
Satyrs
danced; and Fauns, with cloven heel,
From the glad sound would not be absent long.
Milton.
2.
(Zool.)
Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family
Nymphalidae
. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also
meadow browns
.
3.
(Zool.)
The orang-outang.

Webster 1828 Edition


Satyr

SA'TYR

,
Noun.
[l. satyrus; Gr. a monkey, a fawn.]
In mythology, a sylvan deity or demi-god, represented as a monster, half man and half goat, having horns on his head, a hairy body, with the feet and tail of a goat. Satyrs are usually found in the train of Bacchus, and have been distinguished for lasciviousness and riot. They have been represented as remarkable for their piercing eyes and keen raillery.

Definition 2021


Satyr

Satyr

See also: satyr

German

Noun

Satyr m (genitive Satyrs or Satyrn or Satyren, plural Satyrn)

  1. (Greek mythology) a satyr (half-man and half-goat being)
  2. (figuratively) a very lecherous man

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satyr

satyr

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English

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Noun

satyr (plural satyrs)

  1. (Greek mythology) A male companion of Pan or Dionysus with the tail of a horse and a perpetual erection.
    • Milton
      Rough Satyrs danced; and Fauns, with cloven heel, / From the glad sound would not be absent long.
  2. (Roman mythology) A faun.
  3. A lecherous man.
  4. Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots; a meadow brown.
  5. (obsolete) The orangutan.

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