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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sa·tyr /ˈsetɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sa·tyr n.
 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.   --Milton.
 2. Zool. 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.
 3. Zool. The orang-outang.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: man with strong sexual desires [syn: lecher, lech, letch]
      2: one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus;
         identified with Roman fauns [syn: forest god]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    hairy one. Mentioned in Greek mythology as a creature composed
    of a man and a goat, supposed to inhabit wild and desolate
    regions. The Hebrew word is rendered also "goat" (Lev. 4:24) and
    "devil", i.e., an idol in the form of a goat (17:7; 2 Chr.
    11:15). When it is said (Isa. 13:21; comp. 34:14) "the satyrs
    shall dance there," the meaning is that the place referred to
    shall become a desolate waste. Some render the Hebrew word
    "baboon," a species of which is found in Babylonia.