(Ly*can"thro*pous) a. Lycanthropic.
(Ly*can"thro*py) n. [Gr. : cf. F. lycanthropie.]
1. The supposed act of turning one's self or another person into a wolf. Lowell.
2. (Med.) A kind of erratic melancholy, in which the patient imagines himself a wolf, and imitates the
actions of that animal.
(Ly*ce"um) n.; pl. E. Lyceums L. Lycea [L. lyceum, Gr. so named after the neighboring
temple of Apollo the wolf slayer, prob. fr. belonging to a wolf, fr wolf. See Wolf.]
1. A place of exercise with covered walks, in the suburbs of Athens, where Aristotle taught philosophy.
2. A house or apartment appropriated to instruction by lectures or disquisitions.
3. A higher school, in Europe, which prepares youths for the university.
4. An association for debate and literary improvement.
(Lyche) a. Like. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ly"chee`) n. (Bot.) See Litchi.
(Lych" gate`) See under Lich.
(||Lych"nis) n. [L., a kind of red flower, Gr. lychni`s; cf. ly`chnos a lamp.] (Bot.) A genus of
Old World plants belonging to the Pink family Most of the species have brilliantly colored flowers and
cottony leaves, which may have anciently answered as wicks for lamps. The botanical name is in common
use for the garden species. The corn cockle (Lychnis Githago) is a common weed in wheat fields.
(Lych"no*bite) n. [Gr. ly`chnos a lamp + bi`os life.] One who labors at night and sleeps
in the day.
(Lych"no*scope) n. [Gr. + - scope.] (Arch.) Same as Low side window, under Low, a.