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Noun: silenus  sI'lee-nus
  1. Any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs)
Noun: Silenus
  1. The chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey

Derived forms: silenuses

Type of: forest god, Greek deity, satyr

Encyclopedia: Silenus