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Silvanus

or Sylvanus

[sil-vey-nuh s] /sɪlˈveɪ nəs/
noun, plural Silvani
[sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/ (Show IPA),
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
< Latin; see sylvan
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British Dictionary definitions for Silvanus

Silvanus

/sɪlˈveɪnəs/
noun
1.
(Roman myth) the Roman god of woodlands, fields, and flocks Greek counterpart Pan
Word Origin
Latin: from silva woodland
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