faun vs fawn : Common Errors in English

About faun vs fawn

A faun is a part-goat, part human-shaped mythological being. The most famous faun in modern literature is Mr. Tumnus in C.S. Lewis’ Narnia novels.A fawn is a young deer; and to fawn over someone is to show exaggerated affection or admiration for someone, usually to gain some advantage.

faun Meaning(s)

  • (n) ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr

fawn Meaning(s)

  • (n) a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
  • (n) a young deer
  • (v) show submission or fear
  • (v) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
  • (v) have fawns

faun in News

fawn in News

  1. Oregon workers rescue fawn

    Public transit workers in Oregon rescued a baby deer that was taking a cat nap on the train tracks! The fawn... Which workers nicknamed "Bambi" Was found sleeping on the tracks at a tri-met commuter rail facility around six o'clock Monday morning in Wilsonville. This video, released by Trimet Shows an employee carefully putting a blanket over the fawn... Trying not to disturb or startle the ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. Rare Muntjac fawn born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

    Syracuse >> A rare fawn born has been born at  Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

  3. Rosamond Gifford Zoo announces birth of Chinese muntjac fawn

    The Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced the birth of a Chinese muntjac fawn, Fang. He is the first muntjac fawn born in Syracuse in 15 years.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: CNYCentral.com

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