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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous rural deities represented as having the body of a man and the horns, ears, tail, and sometimes legs of a goat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman mythology, one of a class of demigods or rural deities, sometimes confounded with satyrs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Myth.) A god of fields and shipherds, diddering little from the satyr. The fauns are usually represented as half goat and half man.

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  • noun Roman mythology A woodland creature with pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin Faunus, Faunus.]

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From Latin Faunus.

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