Silenus definition

sī-lēnəs
Any of the minor woodland deities and companions of Dionysus, depicted on Greek vases as men with the tails, ears, and hooves of horses.
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A satyr, usually depicted as drunken and jolly, in the entourage of Dionysus.
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(person, proper) The foster father and tutor of Dionysus and leader of the satyrs, traditionally pictured as a fat, drunken, jovial old man with pointed ears.
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(proper) Any of a group of woodland deities resembling the satyrs.
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Origin of silenus

  • Latin sīlēnus from Greek sīlēnos from Sīlēnos Silenus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin Sīlēnus from Greek Sīlēnos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition