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English noun: silenus

1. silenus (person) any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs)

Broader (hypernym)Greek deity

2. Silenus (person) the chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey

Instance hypernymforest god, satyr

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