Sa"tyr [L. satyrus, Gr. : cf. F. satyre.]
1. Class. Myth.
A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.
Rough Satyrs danced; and Fauns, with cloven heel,
From the glad sound would not be absent long.
Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidae. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also meadow browns.
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