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lycanthropy

 [li-kan´thro-pe]
a delusion in which the patient believes that he is a wolf or other animal or that he can change into one.

ly·can·thro·py

(lī-kan'thrŏ-pē),
The morbid delusion that one is a wolf, possibly a mental atavism of the werewolf superstition.
[G. lykos, wolf, + anthrōpos, man]

lycanthropy

/ly·can·thro·py/ (li-kan´thrah-pe) delusion in which the patient believes he or she is a wolf or other animal or can change into one.

lycanthropy

(lī-kăn′thrə-pē)
n.
A delusion that one has become or assumed the characteristics of a wolf or other animal.

ly·can·thro·py

(lī-kan'thrŏ-pē)
The morbid delusion that one is a wolf.
[G. lykos, wolf, +anthrōpos, man]
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As noted above, both the exclusively medieval textual focus on werewolves, their appearance in lais, romances, and the like, and the discussion in modern lycanthropic scholarship have largely obscured their iconographical importance.
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This rereading suggests that the lycanthropic theme of the lay is merely a catalyst for launching a scalding indictment of women who do not respect their husbands.
This simple question, though brief, reveals on the part of the female character a mastery of lycanthropic praxis, foreshadowing her skullduggery.
That the men eagerly sleep alongside the werewolf is a tacit jab from Marie at the intolerant wife, who categorically refuses to lie with her lycanthropic husband (103).
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Representing the Alliance are the lycanthropic Worgen, while the Horde get the ultra-cool, greenskinned Goblin class to tinker with.
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Following their long-brewing romance, it's time for benign bloodsucker Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) finally to tie the knot with his human love Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), much to the dismay of her lycanthropic love Jacob (Lautner).