Meaning of Silenus
Pronunciation: (sī-lē'nus), [key]
— pl. -ni
- a forest spirit, sometimes referred to as the oldest of the satyrs and the foster father, teacher, and companion of Dionysus: often represented as a bearded old man.
- (l.c.) any of a group of forest spirits similar to satyrs: often represented as a drunken old man with the legs and ears of a horse.
- Silenus (Thesaurus)