Pronunciation: (sil-vā'nus), [key]
—pl. -niPronunciation: (-nī) [key] for 2. Rom. 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. (l.c.) any of a number of forest spirits, identified with fauns. Also,Sylvanus.
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