1572, in the meaning defined above
Latin, from Greek silēnos, from Silēnos foster father of Dionysus
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“Silenus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silenus. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.
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