or Syl·va·nus

[ sil-vey-nuhs ]

noun,plural Sil·va·ni [sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/ for 2. Roman Religion.
  1. 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.

  2. (lowercase) any of a number of forest spirits, identified with fauns.

Origin of Silvanus

From Latin; see origin at sylvan

Words Nearby Silvanus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for Silvanus



/ (sɪlˈveɪnəs) /

  1. Roman myth the Roman god of woodlands, fields, and flocks: Greek counterpart: Pan

Origin of Silvanus

Latin: from silva woodland

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