- faun (n.)
- "rustic woodland spirit or demigod part human, part goat," late 14c., from Latin Faunus, the name of a god of the countryside, worshipped especially by farmers and shepherds, equivalent of Greek Pan. The faunalia were held in his honor. Formerly somewhat assimilated to satyrs, but they have diverged again lately.
The faun is now regarded rather as the type of unsophisticated & the satyr of unpurified man; the first is man still in intimate communion with Nature, the second is man still swayed by bestial passions. [Fowler]
The plural is fauni. The word is of uncertain origin. De Vaan suggests Proto-Italic *fawe/ono-, from a PIE word meaning "favorable," with cognates in Old Irish buan "good, favorable; firm," Middle Wensh bun "maiden, sweetheart."
- 1. " Excuse me,'said the Faun. " But are you a Daughter of Eve? "
- “ 对不起我想冒昧地问一下, ” 那头半人半羊的动物说, “ 你是夏娃的女儿 吗 ? ”
- 2. White Witch: Do you know why you are here, faun?
- 白女巫: 农牧之神,你知道为什么你会在这儿 吗 ?
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