Silvanus

or Syl·va·nus

[ sil-vey-nuh s ]
/ sɪlˈveɪ nəs /

noun, plural Sil·va·ni [sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/ for 2. Roman Religion.

the god of forests and uncultivated land, later worshiped under three aspects, as the protector of the house, of the herds, and of the boundaries of the farm.
(lowercase) any of a number of forest spirits, identified with fauns.

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Origin of Silvanus

From Latin; see origin at sylvan
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British Dictionary definitions for silvanus

Silvanus

Sylvanus

/ (sɪlˈveɪnəs) /

noun

Roman myth the Roman god of woodlands, fields, and flocksGreek counterpart: Pan

Word Origin for Silvanus

Latin: from silva woodland
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