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Word: satyr

Definition: half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man


Sentences Containing 'satyr'

But even here, Ashmedai seems more like a Greek satyr than an evil demon.
In 2012 he starred in Leos Carax' film "Holy Motors" where he plays a "chameleonic actor on assignment, ferried around Paris in a white limousine and changing en route from beggar-woman to satyr to assassin to victim."
Two ships of the Royal Navy have been named HMS "Satyr", after the figure from mythology:

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