Lycanthropy vs Lycanthropic - What's the difference?

lycanthropy | lycanthropic |


As a noun lycanthropy

is (mythology) the act of shapeshifting between the form of a human being and an animal (usually a wolf), often done during a full moon, according to legend.

As an adjective lycanthropic is

of or pertaining to lycanthropy.

lycanthropy

English

Alternative forms

* lycanthropia

Noun

(-)
  • (mythology) The act of shapeshifting between the form of a human being and an animal (usually a wolf), often done during a full moon, according to legend.
  • A delusion in which one believes oneself to be a wolf or other wild animal
  • See also

    * werewolf * shapeshift * shape-shift

    lycanthropic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to lycanthropy.
  • Of or pertaining to lycanthropes.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 18, author=Dave Kehr, title=A Creepy Stash of Movie Magic, Lovingly Amassed, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=He had kept the silver wolf’s head cane ornament that Claude Rains used to kill his lycanthropic son, Lon Chaney Jr., in “The Wolf Man” in 1941. }}