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satyrmore about satyr


  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Satyr  \Sa"tyr\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  satyrus  Gr  ?:  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. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  many  species  of  butterflies 
  belonging  to  the  family  {Nymphalid[ae]}.  Their  colors  are 
  commonly  brown  and  gray,  often  with  ocelli  on  the  wings. 
  Called  also  {meadow  browns}. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  orang-outang. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  man  with  strong  sexual  desires  [syn:  {lecher}] 
  2:  one  of  a  class  of  woodland  deities;  attendant  on  Bacchus; 
  identified  with  Roman  fauns  [syn:  {forest  god}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  hairy  one  Mentioned  in  Greek  mythology  as  a  creature  composed 
  of  a  man  and  a  goat,  supposed  to  inhabit  wild  and  desolate 
  regions.  The  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  also  goat"  (Lev.  4:24)  and 
  "devil",  i.e.,  an  idol  in  the  form  of  a  goat  (17:7;  2  Chr. 
  11:15).  When  it  is  said  (Isa.  13:21;  comp.  34:14)  "the  satyrs 
  shall  dance  there,"  the  meaning  is  that  the  place  referred  to 
  shall  become  a  desolate  waste.  Some  render  the  Hebrew  word 
  "baboon,"  a  species  of  which  is  found  in  Babylonia. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  SATYR,  n.  One  of  the  few  characters  of  the  Grecian  mythology  accorded 
  recognition  in  the  Hebrew.  (Leviticus,  xvii,  7.)  The  satyr  was  at 
  first  a  member  of  the  dissolute  community  acknowledging  a  loose 
  allegiance  with  Dionysius,  but  underwent  many  transformations  and 
  improvements.  Not  infrequently  he  is  confounded  with  the  faun,  a 
  later  and  decenter  creation  of  the  Romans,  who  was  less  like  a  man  and 
  more  like  a  goat. 

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