A French spirit, in the likeness of a wolf, that haunted the vicinity of cemeteries and churchyards, in the endeavor to prey on the bodies or the souls of the dead.
The name and appearance of the spirit (as a wolf) seems to be connected to the Latin lupinus, from lupus, "wolf."
- Hazlitt, W. Carew. (1905). Faith and Folklore. 2 vols. London: Reeves and Turner, p. 2:374.