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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
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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.
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to partake of those obscure forces of nature which the Greeks personified in shapes part human and part beast, the satyr and the faun.
This I waded, and went up the opposite side of the valley, past a number of sleeping houses, and by a statue--a Faun, or some such figure, MINUS the head.
Let the reader picture to himself a series of visages presenting successively all geometrical forms, from the triangle to the trapezium, from the cone to the polyhedron; all human expressions, from wrath to lewdness; all ages, from the wrinkles of the new-born babe to the wrinkles of the aged and dying; all religious phantasmagories, from Faun to Beelzebub; all animal profiles, from the maw to the beak, from the jowl to the muzzle.
Have we not seen, or by relation heard, In courts and regal chambers how thou lurk'st, In wood or grove, by mossy fountain-side, In valley or green meadow, to waylay Some beauty rare, Calisto, Clymene, Daphne, or Semele, Antiopa, Or Amymone, Syrinx, many more Too long--then lay'st thy scapes on names adored, Apollo, Neptune, Jupiter, or Pan, Satyr, or Faun, or Silvan?
There was a thing--something about a faun in French--which Helen went into ecstasies over, but I thought it most tinkling and superficial, and said so, and I held to my opinion too.
Yes," he continued, "I am less to you than your ivory Hermes or your silver Faun.
They change maybe to a field of turnips, and I have seen a farmer priding himself on a flock of sheep that I knew were really a most merry company of dryads and fauns in disguise.
But here in her direst need Una found new friends in a troupe of fauns and satyrs who were playing in the forest.
In this way, and in sighing and calling on the fauns and satyrs of the woods and the nymphs of the streams, and Echo, moist and mournful, to answer, console, and hear him, as well as in looking for herbs to sustain him, he passed his time until Sancho's return; and had that been delayed three weeks, as it was three days, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance would have worn such an altered countenance that the mother that bore him would not have known him: and here it will be well to leave him, wrapped up in sighs and verses, to relate how Sancho Panza fared on his mission.
It could not be that the fauns and nymphs, when driven from their classic groves and homes of ancient fable, had sought refuge, as all the persecuted did, in the fresh woods of the West.
I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite, and that, to some extent, our very life is our disgrace.
Walking through the woods he almost expects to catch glimpses of hamadryads peering from their trees, nymphs rising from the fountains, and startled fauns with shaggy skins and cloven feet scurrying away among the bushes.