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A rare female Latin name meaning "Of the forest" or "Woodland nymph/goddess". Derived from the mythological Greek God of the trees. An intuitive elegant individual, possessed of great courage and wit.

As a noun: Sylvan or Silvan refers to an association with the woods. Specifically, that which inhabits the wood, is made of tree materials, or comprises the forest itself. The term can also refer to a person who resides in the woods or a spirit of the wood.1 In mythology, the term also refers to deities or spirits of the woods.2

The term in English is from the Latin sylvus or silvus meaning "forest, woods." This root is found in place names in the U.S.A. like Pennsylvania (lit. "Penn's woods") and Spotsylvania. The first names Sylvester and Sylva(i)n, and the female name Sylvia/Silvia, are also from the Latin word.
In the Chronicles of Narnia, silvans are tree spirits.
In one book, the following exchange occurs:
"Huge people - beautiful people - like gods and goddesses and giants. Hundreds and thousands of them, closing in behind us. What are they?"
"It's the Dryads and Hamadryads and Silvans," said Trufflehunter. "Aslan has waked them."
In J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth books, there is a division of Elves residing in forested realms referred to as Silvan Elves.
In the "Age of Mythology" a special power up is awarded to centaurs called "Sylvan Lore". It gives centaurs 25% more hitpoints and 30% more speed.
In Dungeons & Dragons, Sylvan is the language of all magical creatures associated with the wilderness, such as fairies, dryads etc.
In Heroes of Might and Magic V, Sylvan is a playable faction, featuring the Elves and other mythical forest creatures.
In the trading card game "Magic: The Gathering," the term sylvan appears.
John Keats calls the subject of his famous poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" a Sylvan historian.
In Christopher Hill's book "The World Turned Upside Down" the term Sylvan refers to "wild men" - people of the forest. They retreated to the woods away from the city because they disagreed with the laws.
In "Dragon Age: Origins," the player's party battles living trees known as Sylvans in the Brecillian Forest.
by lacyb February 02, 2010
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Maltese sylvans are beautiful.
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Noun, a person who spends his time glorifying and tittilating himself in front of an uncaring crowd of friends and/or public
That sylvan is wasting his time by touching himself
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A Sylvan has a big d and is very understanding all the time and very romantic and a fighter if u fuck with his girl he going to fuck yo ass up and he's not a hit it and quit it kinda guy he is a guy who will never have kids but will f u if u need it he makes 💰 every day and is a g and is about that life .so if u have a Sylvan by your side you have good luck u know all girls . He is a very sexy guy and dxddy to everyone except guys . Good at all sports and a Savage wherever he goes and is very generous to everyone. And likes girls with great personality and with a huge ass and ftbt and is always single so come lady's meet a Sylvan and you're a very lucky girl
A Sylvan has a big d and is very hairy and long for anyone that needs it except for guys.
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