Hircine
Hircine Hir"cine, Hircinous Hir"ci*nous, a. [L. hircinus, fr. hircus hegoat: cf. F. hircin.] 1. Goatlike; of or pertaining to a goat or the goats. [1913 Webster]

2. Of a strong goatish smell. [1913 Webster]


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  • hircine — goat like, 1650s, from L. hircinus pertaining to a goat, from hircus he goat, buck, probably related to hirsutus shaggy …   Etymology dictionary

  • hircine — [hʉr′sīn΄, hʉr′sin] adj. [L hircinus < hircus, goat < IE * gherkwo < * ĝhers , to bristle > HORRID] of or like a goat; esp., smelling like a goat …   English World dictionary

  • hircine — ● hircin, hircine adjectif (latin hircinus, de hircus, bouc) Littéraire. Relatif au bouc : Odeur hircine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hircine — 1. adjective /ˈhɜːsaɪn,ˈhɝsaɪn,ˈhɝsɪn/ a) Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of goats.<ref name= D.com /><ref name= AHD /><ref name= OED /><ref name= WEB /><ref name= WNet >“hircine” defined by <b>WordNet… …   Wiktionary

  • hircine — /herr suyn, sin/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat. 2. having a goatish odor. 3. lustful; libidinous. [1650 60; < L hircinus of a goat, equiv. to hirc(us) goat + inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hircine — (ir si n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Principe qui est dans les graisses de bouc et de mouton. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hircin …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • hircine — [ hə:sʌɪn] adjective literary of or resembling a goat. Origin C17: from L. hircinus, from hircus he goat …   English new terms dictionary

  • hircine — hir·cine …   English syllables

  • hircine — hir•cine [[t]ˈhɜr saɪn, sɪn[/t]] adj. 1) anb of, pertaining to, or resembling a goat 2) having a goatish odor 3) lustful; libidinous • Etymology: 1650–60; < L hircīnus=hirc(us) goat + īnus ine I …   From formal English to slang

  • hircine — Resembling or smelling like a goat …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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