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  • n. Greek Mythology A satyr, usually depicted as drunken and jolly, in the entourage of Dionysus.

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  • n. A companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin Sīlēnus, from Greek Sīlēnos.

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From Ancient Greek Σειληνός (Seilēnos).

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