satyric

Definitions

  • THE SATYR AND THE TRAVELLER
    THE SATYR AND THE TRAVELLER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj satyric of or relating to or having the characteristics of a satyr "this satyric old man pursues young girls"
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A Satyr plays Pan pipes A Satyr plays Pan pipes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Satyric Of or pertaining to satyrs; burlesque; as, satyric tragedy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • satyric Of or pertaining to satyrs: as, a satyric drama. The satyric drama was a particular kind of play among the ancient Greeks, having somewhat of a burlesque character, the chorus representing satyrs.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Satyric pertaining to satyrs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. satyricus, Gr. satyriko`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. satyrus—Gr. satyros.

Usage

In literature:

But much to the Satyr's surprise, the Man began to blow into his bowl of porridge.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
The priests were followed by fifty dark chariots, drawn by blue satyrs.
"The Infernal Marriage" by Benjamin Disraeli
The Romans called their satyrs Fauni, Panes, and Sylvani.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
To some other forms, that of the Centaur and the Satyr and the Triton, it also gave considerable scope.
"Religion and Art in Ancient Greece" by Ernest Arthur Gardner
Bacchus, in his Indian expedition, was accompanied by him with a body of Satyrs, who rendered Bacchus great service.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
I say also that he is like Marsyas the satyr.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece" by Various
For the gregarious, there was an orgy every Wednesday and Saturday night in the Satyr's Grotto.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
THE SATYR AND THE TRAVELLER.
"Favourite Fables in Prose and Verse" by Various
He is able to detect the infinite yearning of the satyr under the righteous fury of the moral avenger.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
Eben standing in the doorway, smiling, seemed to her disordered mood the figure of a Satyr.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
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In poetry:

Out in the woods, on freedom's bosom,
We shall be worthy sons of men,
Bred of remotest sires who bearded
The satyr in his den.
"A Taunt" by Maurice Thompson
So he that sits on flaming wheels,
And rules the sea and thunder,
Caught up the satyr by the heels
And tore his skirts asunder.
"Syrinx" by Henry Kendall
Mildewed and gray the marble stairs
Rise from their balustraded urns
To where a chiseled satyr glares
From a luxuriant bed of ferns;
"An Antique" by Madison Julius Cawein
Poet of the happy Tityrus
piping underneath his beechen bowers;
Poet of the poet-satyr
whom the laughing shepherd bound with flowers;
"To Virgil" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Crown the strong brute satyr wise!
Narrow-wall his Helot brain;
Dash the soul from breast and eyes,
Lash him toward the earth again.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
When the flowery hands of spring
Forth their woodland riches fling,
Through the meadows, through the valleys
Goes the satyr carolling.
"The Satyr" by C S Lewis

In news:

He sits in a wheelchair, a dapper suit smoothed over his gnarled body, his lips crooked in a faint satyr's leer.
AP photo Publishing director of the satyric weekly Charlie Hebdo, Charb, displays the front page of the newspaper as he poses for photographers in Paris today.
Publishing director of the satyric weekly Charlie Hebdo, Charb, holds the newspaper as he talks to the media in Paris, Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012.
Ancient Greek stater coin featuring satyr breaks $3.2 million sale record.
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