Silvanus or Syl·va·nus [sil-vey-nuh s] Word Origin noun, plural Sil·va·ni [sil-vey-nahy] /sɪlˈveɪ naɪ/ for 2. Roman Religion.
- the god of forests and uncultivated land, later worshiped under three aspects, as the protector of the house, of the herds, and of the boundaries of the farm.
- (lowercase) any of a number of forest spirits, identified with fauns.
Origin of Silvanus From Latin; see origin atBritish Dictionary definitions for silvanus Silvanus Sylvanus noun
- Roman myth the Roman god of woodlands, fields, and flocksGreek counterpart: Pan
Word Origin for Silvanus Latin: from silva woodland