Faunus

noun

Fau·​nus ˈfȯ-nəs How to pronounce Faunus (audio)
ˈfä-
: the Roman god of animals

Examples of Faunus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to the Roman god of agriculture Faunus, as well as to Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 14 Feb. 2024 The ancient Romans observed Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival held Feb. 13-15 and dedicated to the Roman god of Agriculture, Faunus. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Faunus was in 1581

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“Faunus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Faunus. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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