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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Historical Examples of silenus
Comrade Ossipon, nicknamed the Doctor, went out of the Silenus beer-hall.The Secret Agent
It was Silenus, a teacher whose fame had gone through all the world.
For ten days there was feasting and games in the palace in honor of Silenus.
A satyr lifts her vest, while Silenus and other figures look on in admiration.
The beautiful statuette of Silenus, already described, was found in this house.
noun Greek myth
1710, from Greek Seilenos, foster-father of Bacchus and leader of the satyrs; the name is of unknown origin (Klein compares Thracian zilai "wine").