Any of the minor woodland deities and companions of Dionysus, depicted on Greek vases as men with the tails, ears, and hooves of horses.
The foster father and tutor of Dionysus and leader of the satyrs, traditionally pictured as a fat, drunken, jovial old man with pointed ears.
A satyr, usually depicted as drunken and jolly, in the entourage of Dionysus.
Any of a group of woodland deities resembling the satyrs.
Origin of silenus
Latin sīlēnus from Greek sīlēnos from Sīlēnos Silenus