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faun

 (fôn)
n. Roman Mythology
Any of numerous rural deities represented as having the body of a man and the horns, ears, tail, and sometimes legs of a goat.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Faunus, Faunus.]

faun

(fɔːn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in Roman legend) a rural deity represented as a man with a goat's ears, horns, tail, and hind legs
[C14: back formation from Faunes (plural), from Latin Faunus]
ˈfaunˌlike adj

faun

(fɔn)

n.
any of a class of ancient Roman deities of the countryside, identified with the satyrs of Greek myth.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Old French faune) < Latin faunus; compare Faunus]
faun′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faun - ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tailfaun - ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr
Roman deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Romans
Translations
faun
faun
faun
fáni, skógarpúki
faunas
fauns
faun
orman ve kır ilâhı

faun

[fɔːn] Nfauno m

faun

[ˈfɔːn] nfaune m

faun

n (Myth) → Faun m

faun

(foːn) noun
an imaginary creature, half man and half goat.
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