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sa·tyr

satyr

 
pronunciation:
sae tr [or] seI tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes cap.) in Greek mythology, any of a group of minor gods who represent the spirits of the forests and the mountains, depicted as men with pointed ears and short horns; faun.
definition 2: any of numerous butterflies with brown or gray wings, often marked with eyelike spots.
derivation: satyric (adj.)