Definition of faun
: a figure in Roman mythology similar to but gentler than the satyr
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The speaker is Théo (Geoffrey Couët), a curly-haired faun who seems simultaneously fascinated and terrified by the orgy of licking and thrusting around him.
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Origin and Etymology of faun
Middle English, from Latin faunus, from Faunus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of faun for English Language Learners
: a creature in Roman mythology that is part human and part goat
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Definition of faun for Students
: a Roman god of country life represented as part goat and part man
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