5ModL lycanthropia < Gr lykanthrbpia: see prec.6
1 [Archaic] a mental illness in which one imagines oneself to be a wolf
2 Folklore the magical power to transform oneself or another into a wolf
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5< L lynceus (< Gr lynkeios < lynx, LYNX) + 3AN6 [Rare] of or like a lynx; esp., having the keenness of sight attributed to the lynx
Galileo belonged to a scientific society so named:
1603 the most important natural magic society of all was formed in Rome. They called themselves the Academy ofLynxes. The elderly Porta joined. Eight years later, so did Galileo.
5formerly Lynch's law, after Capt. W. Lynch (1742-1820), member of a vigilance committee in Pittsylvania, Virginia (1780)6 the lawless practice of killing by lynching
5< Fr or L: Fr lyrique < L lyricus < Gr lyrikos6
1 of a lyre
2 suitable for singing, as to the accompaniment of a lyre; songlike; specif., designating poetry or a poem mainly expressing the poet's emotions and feelings: sonnets, elegies, odes, hymns, etc. are lyric poems
3 writing or having written lyric poetry
4 LYRICAL (sense 2)
5 Music a) characterized by a relatively high compass and a light, flexible quality b) having a lyric voice !a lyric tenor"
1 a lyric poem
2 [usually pl.] the words of a song, as distinguished from the music
Lyrurus (noun) -
1. black grouse
Synonyms: genus Lyrurus
maccus from a character in play by Plautus, a stupid bragging clown
machicotage In the eighteenth century there was a craze for introducing grace notes and
passing notes into the plainsong (called in France Machicotage, (qv ...