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Definitions for satyr
ˈseɪ tər, ˈsæt ər; ˈseɪ tər ɪd, ˈsæt ər-, səˈtaɪ rɪdsatyr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satyr, lecher, lech, letch(noun)

    man with strong sexual desires

  2. satyr, forest god(noun)

    one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns


  1. satyr(Noun)

    : A male companion of Pan or Dionysus with the tail of a horse and a perpetual erection.

  2. satyr(Noun)

    : A faun.

  3. satyr(Noun)

    A lecherous man

  4. satyr(Noun)

    Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots.

  5. Origin: From satyre, from satyrus, from σάτυρος, from שָׂעִיר.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satyr(noun)

    a sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness

  2. Satyr(noun)

    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. Satyr(noun)

    the orang-outang

  4. Origin: [L. satyrus, Gr. : cf. F. satyre.]


  1. Satyr

    In Greek mythology, a satyr is one of a troop of male companions of Pan and Dionysus with goat-like features, including a goat-tail, goat-like ears, and sometimes a goat-like phallus. By contrast, in Roman Mythology there is a similar concept with goat-like features, the faun being half-man, half-goat. Greek-speaking Romans often use the Greek term saturos when referring to the Latin faunus, and eventually syncretize the two. The female "Satyresses" were a late invention of poets — that roamed the woods and mountains. In myths they are often associated with pipe-playing. The satyrs' chief was Silenus, a minor deity associated with fertility. These characters can be found in the only complete remaining satyr play, Cyclops, by Euripides, and the fragments of Sophocles' Ichneutae. The satyr play was a short, lighthearted tailpiece performed after each trilogy of tragedies in Athenian festivals honoring Dionysus. There is not enough evidence to determine whether the satyr play regularly drew on the same myths as those dramatized in the tragedies that preceded. The groundbreaking tragic playwright Aeschylus is said to have been especially loved for his satyr plays, but none of them have survived.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Satyr

    sat′ėr, or sā′tėr, n. a silvan deity, represented as part man and part goat, and extremely wanton: a very lecherous person: a species of butterfly.—ns. Sat′yral (her.), a monster with a human head and the limbs of different animals; Satyrī′asis, morbid lasciviousness in men, corresponding to nymphomania in women—also Satyromā′nia.—adjs. Satyr′ic, -al, pertaining to satyrs.—ns. Satyrī′næ, the argus butterflies; Satyr′ium, a genus of small flowered orchids; Sat′yrus, the genus of orangs—simia. [L. satyrus—Gr. satyros.]

Anagrams for satyr »

  1. stray

  2. artsy

  3. trays, T-rays

  4. T-rays

  5. Trays

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satyr in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satyr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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