What does the word faun mean?

Usage examples for faun

  1. The Hermit and the Faun. – A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems by A. B. S. Tennyson
  2. That little creature seemed to bind him to her no more than if it were the offspring of some chance encounter, some pursuit of nymph by faun. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  3. He speaks slightingly of Crawford, and praises Story's statue of Cleopatra in unqualified terms; and yet there seems to have been an undercurrent of suspicion in his mind, for he says more than once in the " Marble Faun" that it would appear to be a failing with sculptors to speak unfavorably of the work of other sculptors, and this, of course, refers to those with whom he was acquainted, and whom he sometimes rated above their value. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns