or Si·le·nos, Sei·le·nos
noun, plural Si·le·ni [sahy-lee-nahy] /saɪˈli naɪ/ for 2. Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for silenus
This Silenus, with a stomach like a hogshead, still believes himself a danger to womankind.Cyrano de Bergerac|Edmond Rostand
The greater portion of the child, the left arm and hand of Silenus, and the ivy-leaves, are restorations.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
Pan, Silenus, the Satyrs and the Fauns were either capriform or had some part of their bodies shaped like that of a goat.
The thick-set figure of Silenus is about sixteen inches high.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
He had a jovial, rotund face, covered in large part by a bushy beard, and would have done excellently as a model for Silenus.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for silenus
noun Greek myth
Word Origin and History for silenus
1710, from Greek Seilenos, foster-father of Bacchus and leader of the satyrs; the name is of unknown origin (Klein compares Thracian zilai "wine").