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Silvānus (Sylv- ), i, m. id..
I. Silvanus, a deity presiding over woods and all places planted with trees, the god of woods, the rural Mars, Cato, R. R. 83; Verg. E. 10, 24; id. A. 8, 600; id. G. 1, 20; Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 143; id. C. 3, 29, 23; id. Epod. 2, 22; Ov. M. 14, 639; Plaut. Aul. 4, 6, 8; 4, 6, 10; Cic. N. D. 2, 35, 89; Inscr. Orell. 276; 328; 333; 882; 1587 sq. al.—
II. Transf., plur., the gods of woods and fields, sylvan deities, sylvans, Ov. M. 1, 193; Luc. 3, 403; Inscr. Orell. 1616.—
III. A Roman proper name, Aur. Vict. Caes. 42.
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