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noun, plural Sileni
[sahy-lee-nahy] /saɪˈli naɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2. Classical Mythology.
a forest spirit, sometimes referred to as the oldest of the satyrs and the foster father, teacher, and companion of Dionysus: often represented as a bearded old man.
(lowercase) any of a group of forest spirits similar to satyrs: often represented as a drunken old man with the legs and ears of a horse.
noun (Greek myth)
chief of the satyrs and foster father to Dionysus: often depicted riding drunkenly on a donkey
(often not capital) (pl) Sileni (saɪˈliːnəɪ). one of a class of woodland deities, closely similar to the satyrs


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