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Sylvanus

[sil-vey-nuh s]
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noun, plural Syl·va·ni [sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/.
  1. Silvanus.

Silvanus

or Syl·va·nus

[sil-vey-nuh s]
noun, plural Sil·va·ni [sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/ for 2. Roman Religion.
  1. the god of forests and uncultivated land, later worshiped under three aspects, as the protector of the house, of the herds, and of the boundaries of the farm.
  2. (lowercase) any of a number of forest spirits, identified with fauns.

Origin of Silvanus

From Latin; see origin at sylvan
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British Dictionary definitions for sylvanus

Sylvanus

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Silvanus

Silvanus

Sylvanus

noun
  1. Roman myth the Roman god of woodlands, fields, and flocksGreek counterpart: Pan

Word Origin

Latin: from silva woodland
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Word Origin and History for sylvanus

Sylvanus

Roman deity, from Latin, literally "pertaining to woods or forest" (see sylvan).

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