therianthrope

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From Ancient Greek θηρίον (thēríon, wild beast) and ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, man).

Noun[edit]

therianthrope (plural therianthropes)

  1. Any mythical being which is part human, part animal.
  2. (furry fandom slang) Someone with an intense spiritual or psychological identification with a non-human animal.
    Therianthropes don't feel a need to dress in fursuits, because they believe they already are their animal, inside.
    • 2007 April 20, Lupa, A Field Guide to Otherkin, edition 1st, Stafford: Megalithica Books, ISBN 9781905713073, page 18:
      Another is that I myself identify as Otherkin—a wolf therianthrope, to be exact—and I find this particular subculture to be absolutely fascinating.

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