Faun vs. Fawn

By Jaxson

  • Faun

    The faun (Latin: faunus, Ancient Greek: φαῦνος, phaunos, pronounced [pʰaunos]) is a mythological half human–half goat creature.

    The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs of a goat and the torso of a man and is often depicted with goat’s horns. These creatures in turn borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and their chieftain was Silenus, a minor deity of Greek mythology.

  • Faun (noun)

    A woodland creature with pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.

  • Fawn (noun)

    A young deer.

  • Fawn (noun)

    A pale brown colour tinted with yellow, like that of a fawn.

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  • Fawn (noun)

    The young of an animal; a whelp.

  • Fawn (adjective)

    Of the fawn colour.

  • Fawn (verb)

    To give birth to a fawn.

  • Fawn (verb)

    To exhibit affection or attempt to please.

  • Fawn (verb)

    To seek favour by flattery and obsequious behaviour (with on or upon).


  • Fawn (verb)

    To show nuzzling, licking, etc.

  • Fawn (noun)

    a young deer in its first year

    “a six-month-old roe fawn”

  • Fawn (noun)

    a light brown colour

    “a fawn dress”

    “soft shades of pale green and fawn”

  • Fawn (verb)

    (of a deer) produce young

    “the forest was closed for hunting when the does were fawning”

  • Fawn (verb)

    (of a person) give a servile display of exaggerated flattery or affection, typically in order to gain favour

    “congressmen fawn over the President”

  • Fawn (verb)

    (of a dog) show slavish devotion, especially by rubbing against someone

    “the dogs started fawning on me”

Oxford Dictionary

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