noun, often capitalized \sī-ˈlē-nəs\
plural si·le·ni\-ˌnī\

Definition of SILENUS

:  a minor woodland deity and companion of Dionysus in Greek mythology with a horse's ears and tail

Origin of SILENUS

Latin, from Greek silēnos, from Silēnos foster father of Dionysus
First Known Use: 1542

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