Lycanthropy

• (n.) A kind of erratic melancholy, in which the patient imagines himself a wolf, and imitates the actions of that animal. • (n.) The supposed act of turning one`s self or another person into a wolf.
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lycanthropy

(from Greek lykos, `wolf `; anthropos, `man`), mental disorder in which the patient believes that he is a wolf or some other nonhuman animal. ...
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lycanthropy

(li-kan´thrә-pe) a delusion in which the individual believes they are a wolf or other animal or that they can change into one.
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lycanthropy

noun (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
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Lycanthropy

Ly·can'thro·py noun [ Greek ...: confer French lycanthropie .] 1. The supposed act of turning one's self or another person into a wolf. Lowell. 2. (Medicine) A kind of erratic melancholy, in which the patient imagines himself a wolf, and imitates the actions of th...
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lycanthropy

In folk belief, the transformation of a human being into a wolf (werewolf); or, in psychology, a delusion involving this belief. ...
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lycanthropy

In folk belief, the transformation of a human being into a wolf (werewolf); or, in psychology, a delusion involving this belief
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Lycanthropy

Lycanthropy (from the Greek lykos, a wolf, and anthropos, a man), is a kind of erratic psychosis in which the patient imagines himself to be a wolf (werewolf) and acts in conformity with his perpection of the delusion. Great numbers were supposedly attacked with this disease in the Jura in 1600. They horded together, and emulated the perceived habi...
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lycanthropy

lycanthropy (līkăn'thrupē) , in folklore, assumption by a human of the appearance and characteristics of an animal. Ancient belief in lycanthropy was widespread, and it still exists in parts of the world. Certain African tribes have their “leopardmen” and the like, ...
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lycanthropy

lycanthropy, lykanthropy 1. A kind of insanity described by ancient writers, in which the patient imagined himself/herself to be a wolf, and had the instincts and propensities of a wolf. Now occasionally applied as a name of those forms of insanity in which patients imagine themselves to be beasts, and exhibit depraved appetites, alteration of voic...
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Lycanthropy

Lycanthropy: The delusion that one has become a wolf or the werewolf transformation. Werewolf myths were associated with the phases of the moon. The werewolf was thought to take over when the moon was full. The word 'lycanthropy' is from the Greek 'lykos,' meaning 'wolf' + 'anthropos' meaning 'human being.'
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lycanthropy

mythical ability of humans to turn into wolves; werewolfism
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Lycanthropy

The supposed magical transformation of a person into the form of a wolf. See also shape-shifting, therianthropy, werewolf.
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Lycanthropy

The supposed magical transformation of a person into the form of a wolf. See also shape-shifting, therianthropy, werewolf.
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lycanthropy

Type: Term Pronunciation: lī-kan′thrŏ-pē Definitions: 1. The morbid delusion that one is a wolf, possibly a mental atavism of the werewolf superstition.
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lycanthropy

[n] - (folklore) the magical ability of a person to assume the characteristics of a wolf
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