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Definition of "faun" []

  • Roman Mythology Any of a group of rural deities represented as having the body of a man and the horns, ears, tail, and sometimes legs of a goat. (noun)

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Use "faun" in a sentence
  • "(SAY-tuhr) [Roman name faun] A creature in classical mythology who was part man and part goat."
  • "If that statue could move like a faun, that is what"
  • "The laws regulating the geographical distribution of animals, and their combination into distinct zoölogical provinces called faunæ, with definite limits, are very imperfectly understood as yet; but so closely are all things linked together from the beginning that I am convinced we shall never find the clew to their meaning till we carry on our investigations in the past and the present simultaneously."