werehyena

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Etymology[edit]

were- +‎ hyena

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɪəːhaɪˌiːnə/, /ˈwɛəhaɪˌiːnə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɛɹhaɪˌiːnə/, /ˈwɪɹhaɪˌiːnə/

Noun[edit]

werehyena (plural werehyenas)

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  1. A mythological or folkloric shapeshifter capable of assuming the shape of a hyena.
    • 1943, Thomas Alexander Lambie, Boot and saddle in Africa[1], page 48:
      People believed that the werewolves, or werehyenas, which they called buda, were too strong in those places to permit safe habitation by human beings.

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