or Si·le·nos, Sei·le·nos
noun, plural Si·le·ni [sahy-lee-nahy] /saɪˈli naɪ/ for 2. Classical Mythology.
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Example sentences from the Web for sileni
The sileni mate with them, and Hermes, too, in the privy recesses of delightful grottoes.The Sacred Tree|J. H. Philpot
The Sileni were there regarded as tutelary genii of the rivers and springs, promoting fertility of the soil.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
The p. xxxiiirevel of Dionysus was introduced by men disguised as Sileni, wild woodland beings in raiment of purple and scarlet.Theocritus, Bion and Moschus|Theocritus
The grape design at the base of the little statue, and the snake supporting the candleholder, both are symbols of the sileni.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae|Jennie Hall
And after them there marched five troops of asses, on which rode Sileni and Satyri, all wearing crowns.