Definition of faun in English:

faun

Syllabification: faun
Pronunciation: /fôn
 
/

noun

Roman Mythology
One of a class of lustful rural gods, represented as a man with a goat’s horns, ears, legs, and tail.
More example sentences
  • ‘He's fond of unicorns, centaurs, fauns, dragons of course, and humans,’ said Misty.
  • It was in the shape of one of the fauns of long-forgotten legend.
  • A stag and several hinds thundered by, followed by fauns, rabbits and skunks.

Origin

late Middle English: from the name of the pastoral god Faunus.

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