Definition of Autolycan in English:

Autolycan

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of Autolycus; specifically characterized by thievery or subterfuge.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Academy: a monthly record of literature, learning, science, and art. From Autolycus (classical Latin Autolycus, ancient Greek Αὐτόλυκος), the name of the son of Hermes and Chione in Greek mythology, who was able to render what he touched invisible, and used this gift to commit theft; and subsequently the name of an unscrupulous trader in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale + -an.

Pronunciation

Autolycan

/ɔːˈtɒlɪkən/