Definition of Silenus

1. Noun. Any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs).

Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. The chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey.
Generic synonyms: Forest God, Satyr

Definition of Silenus

1. n. See Wanderoo.

Definition of Silenus

1. Noun. (context: Greek mythology) A companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silenus

1. a woodland deity of Greek mythology [n -NI]

Medical Definition of Silenus

1. See Wanderoo. Origin: L. Silenus the tutor and attendant of Bacchus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silenus

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Literary usage of Silenus

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1. Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings edited by John Denison Champlin, Charles Callahan Perkins (1887)
"Silenus, drunk, with a jug in his hand, is supported on one side by a female satyr, ... Silenus, supported on left by a negro and on right by a satyr, ..."

2. The Story of Santa Klaus: Told for Children of All Ages from Six to Sixty by William Shepard Walsh (1909)
"And now compare the pictures of Santa Klaus which are scattered through this book with that of Silenus. Is it not evident that the one is a revival of the ..."

3. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"Silenus. The worthies they were nine, 'tis true, ... Silenus quaffs the barrel, but Tobacco perfects the brain." 3 Sweet. • Nichols, Progresses of King ..."

4. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"In it the old classic Silenus appears, jovial and corpulent, ... These two strange worthies discuss the merits of wine and tobacco: — Silenus. ..."

5. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"In it the old classic Silenus appears, jovial and corpulent, ... These two strange worthies discuss the merits of wine and tobacco: — Silenus. ..."

6. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"In it the old classic Silenus appears, jovial and corpulent, ... These two strange worthies discuss the merits of wine and tobacco:— Silenus. ..."

7. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"In it the old classic Silenus appears, jovial and corpulent, ... These two strange worthies discuss the merits of wine and tobacco: — Silenus. ..."

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