(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
(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.

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