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Tityrus in Virgil's first Eclogue, the name of a shepherd. The word (said to represent ‘satyr’ in Doric) is also used for a fictitious monster supposed to be bred between a sheep and a goat.
tityre-tu any of a group of well-to-do ruffians on the streets of London in the 17th century. The name comes from Latin Tityre tu ‘you Tityrus’, the first two words of Virgil's first eclogue, addressed to a man lying at ease beneath a tree.