silenus

play
noun, often capitalized si·le·nus \sī-ˈlē-nəs\

Definition of silenus

plural

sileni

play \-ˌnī\
  1. :  a minor woodland deity and companion of Dionysus in Greek mythology with a horse's ears and tail

Origin and Etymology of silenus

Latin, from Greek silēnos, from Silēnos foster father of Dionysus


First Known Use: 1542


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