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Silenus

or Si·le·nos, Sei·le·nos

[ sahy-lee-nuhs ]
/ saɪˈli nəs /
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noun, plural Si·le·ni [sahy-lee-nahy] /saɪˈli naɪ/ for 2. Classical Mythology.

a forest spirit, sometimes referred to as the oldest of the satyrs and the foster father, teacher, and companion of Dionysus: often represented as a bearded old man.
(lowercase) any of a group of forest spirits similar to satyrs: often represented as a drunken old man with the legs and ears of a horse.

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Silenus
/ (saɪˈliːnəs) /

noun Greek myth

chief of the satyrs and foster father to Dionysus: often depicted riding drunkenly on a donkey
plural Sileni (saɪˈliːnəɪ) (often not capital) one of a class of woodland deities, closely similar to the satyrs
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