Faunus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Faunus.

Proper noun[edit]

Faunus

  1. (Roman mythology) Horned god of the forest, plains and fields; Greek counterpart: Pan.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Some refer it to Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂u-, whence Ancient Greek θαῦνον (thaûnon, beast), θώς (thṓs, jackal), (Ζεύς) Θαύλιος ((Zeús) Thaúlios), Phrygian δάος (dáos), Illyrian-related Daunus, Candāvia.

Some refer it to faveō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Faunus m (genitive Faunī); second declension

  1. (Roman mythology) Faunus (horned god of the forest, plains and fields)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Faunus Faunī
Genitive Faunī Faunōrum
Dative Faunō Faunīs
Accusative Faunum Faunōs
Ablative Faunō Faunīs
Vocative Faune Faunī

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Faun
  • Irish: fánas
  • Portuguese: Fauno

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