Roman Mythology a god of nature, the patron of farming and animals: identified with the Greek Pan
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Word origin of 'Faunus'L < ? IE *dhaunos, wolf, strangler < base *dhau-, to strangle > Gr Daunos; infl. by Roman folk-etym. assoc. with L favere, to favor