from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology Any of a group of rural deities represented as having the body of a man and the horns, ears, tail, and sometimes legs of a goat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woodland creature with pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, one of a class of demigods or rural deities, sometimes confounded with satyrs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Faunus, Faunus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Faunus. (Wiktionary)