Etymology
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Silenus

1710, from Greek Seilenos, foster-father of Bacchus and leader of the satyrs; the name is of unknown origin (Klein compares Thracian zilai "wine").

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Definitions of Silenus
1
silenus (n.)
any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs);
2
Silenus (n.)
the chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey;
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