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Meaning of FAUN

Pronunciation:  fon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr
 

FAUN is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: Roman deity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Faun\, n. [L. Faunus, fr. favere to be favorable. See
{Favor}.] (Rom. Myth.)
A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the
satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and
half man.

      Satyr or Faun, or Sylvan.                --Milton.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Cailleac, corn spirit, Faunus, fertility god, field spirit, forest god, Pan, panisc, panisca, paniscus, Priapus, satyr, silenus, sylvan deity, the goat god, vegetation spirit, Vidar, Vitharr
 

 

 

 

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