Definition of Faunus

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) ancient rural deity; later considered a counterpart of Greek Pan.

Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity



Definition of Faunus

1. n. See Faun.

Definition of Faunus

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) horned god of the forest, plains and fields; Greek counterpart: Pan ¹

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Medical Definition of Faunus

1. Origin: L. See Faun. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faunus

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Literary usage of Faunus

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1. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"Faunus. — No Roman god incorporated in his single person more features of terrestrial nature than did Faunus (cf. favere, "to favour"). ..."

2. An Inquiry Into the Credibility of the Early Roman History by George Cornewall Lewis (1855)
"He is succeeded by Picus and Faunus, and the series terminates with Latinus^1) who is king of ... 1, Faunus, son of Mars, was king of the Aborigines when ..."

3. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Faunus. — No Roman god incorporated in his single person more features of terrestrial nature than did Faunus (cf. favere, "to favour"). ..."

4. Raymond, Or Life and Death: With Examples of the Evidence for Survival of by Oliver Lodge, Raymond Lodge (1916)
"Myers says you take the part of the poet, and he will act as Faunus. Faunus. MISS R.—Faunus? RH—Yes. Myers. Protect. He will understand. ..."

5. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1849)
"In his reign Faunus, like his two predecessors, Picus and Saturn, had promoted ... Faunus acts a very prominent part in the mythical history of Latium, for, ..."

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