1.1 (as noun silenus) (plural sileni /-nʌɪ/) A woodland spirit, usually depicted in art as old and having ears like those of a horse.
More example sentences
- A statue of Marsyas as a wise old silenus embodied this positive version of Marsyas in the Forum Romanum.
- Satyrs and sileni are depicted in art and literature in the company of nymphs, whom they constantly pursue.
- On the lid are dancing maenads, satyrs, and sileni.
Definition of Silenus in:
- The US English dictionary