faun

Part of speech: noun

Rom. Myth. A deity of the woods and herbs, half - human, with pointed ears and goats feet.

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Usage examples "faun":

  1. The Hermit and the Faun. - "A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems", 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", 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", Frank Preston Stearns.