See also: faunus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Faunus.

Proper nounEdit

Faunus

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

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Faunus m (genitive Faunī); second declension

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

DeclensionEdit

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 termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: faun
  • French: faune
  • German: Faun
  • Italian: fauno
  • Irish: fánas
  • Portuguese: Fauno
  • Spanish: fauno

ReferencesEdit

  • Faunus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Faunus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Faunus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette