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faun

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/ fɔn /
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noun Classical Mythology.

one of a class of rural deities represented as men with the ears, horns, tail, and later also the hind legs of a goat.

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Origin of faun

1325–75; Middle English (<Old French faune) <Latin faunus;cf. Faunus
faunlike, adjective
faun , fawn
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British Dictionary definitions for faun

faun
/ (fɔːn) /

noun

(in Roman legend) a rural deity represented as a man with a goat's ears, horns, tail, and hind legs
faunlike, adjective
C14: back formation from Faunes (plural), from Latin Faunus
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