lycanthropy definition

  • noun:
    • In folklore, the magical power to assume the shape and attributes of a wolf.
    • A delusion this one is now or presumed the attributes of a wolf or other animal.
    • The work of shapeshifting involving the kind of a person being and an animal (usually a wolf), often done during a complete moon, based on legend.
    • A delusion for which one thinks oneself becoming a wolf or other crazy pet
    • The supposed work of switching a person's self or another person into a wolf.
    • some sort of erratic melancholy, when the patient imagines himself a wolf, and imitates what of this pet.
    • The supposed power of particular people to change themselves or other individuals briefly or completely into wolves or other savage animals. See werewolf.
    • the fact specific persons change by themselves into wolves or any other crazy beasts.
    • some sort of erratic melancholy or insanity, when the patient supposes himself to-be a wolf. See lycanthrope.
    • (folklore) the magical ability of an individual to assume the attributes of a wolf

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