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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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One of four main characters in the fan series RSPK; an ice-elemental with extremely strong psychic powers and a mental link to Matthew, the game's protagonist. He's withdrawn and extremely quiet, and as his name implies, very cold. Cryogen has been likened to Squall by some, though he doesn't act like a jerk to keep people away; he simply avoids them. Deep down, though, he is very lonely and wishes more than anything to have a girlfriend he can feel safe with.

Sylvane, his only friend, eventually thaws his frozen heart...but not before he pulls a stunt which comes close to permanently disrupting the climate of Laranda (their home planet). In a fit of despair and self-hatred, he tries to encase himself permanently in ice, inadvertently creating a huge polar ice cap (which Laranda is not supposed to have). Even Pyra's powerful fire magic can't get through the barrier, but Sylvane's telepathy allows her to enter his mind in a sort of virtual-reality sense. She manages to bring him out of his frozen shell (both literally and metaphorically), and while he'll always be a loner, she'll make sure he's not alone anymore...
Cryogen got very lucky...if it weren't for Sylvane he'd still be frozen in his own icy prison.
by Cryogen Glacien November 24, 2003
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A ridiculously good-looking person. A person everyone tries to look like.
"Oh my god...I want to be ridiculously good-looking like Imad" - Umaiyavan
by WESSSSSIDE May 17, 2008
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Never underestimate her. Derived from sylvan or "of the forest", she is an elemental and mysterious force of nature. Sometimes misunderstood but never boring, just when you think you have started to figure her out, she will surprise you. Unlike Sylvia, Silvina can't be categorized.
ex: You might think she is a Sylvia, but she is more Silvina than you realize.
by Conchobar February 01, 2010
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A Massachusetts public institution of higher learning located in the middle of nowhere aka Amherst, Massachusetts. The location leads to the insane amount of partying that occurs, since there is nothing better to do. For the academic year of 2005-2006, UMass Amherst (Also known as Zoomass or Zoomass-Slamherst) was rated by the Princeton Review as the #9 party school in the country. ABC also rated it the most violent campus in the nation, but this was based on skewed numbers and outdated facts. UMass is home to Sylvan Residence Area, rated as one of the most sexually active campus residences in the country. Despite this, and noted Sylvanites such as Frank Black of the Pixies, Sylvan tends to be the last choice for residence for all incoming and current students due to its distance from the parties and campus center. UMass is home to world-reknowned Polymer studies and Linguistics programs, and the Isenberg School of Management rates among many Ivy League business schools as the best in the country. The most popular majors are Biological and Physical Sciences, Communications, and Psychology. It has an undergraduate enrollment of over 18,000 and is growing larger by the year.
Well, I got into all the schools I applied to, but I can only afford UMass Amherst.

(Typical example of the plight of college students.)
by Pucci February 27, 2006
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What to avoid in prison.
After dropping my soap, I just let it be so as not to incite an anal rampage.
by Oprah February 21, 2003
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a half human half horse, that simple
a centaur is a human with a horse body fomr below the waist
by Mastikator November 04, 2004
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gay
1. jovial or happy, good-spirited

2. a homosexual male or female

3. often used to describe something stupid or unfortunate. originating from homophobia. quite preferable among many teenage males in order to buff up their "masculinity"
1. "We'll have a gay old time."

2. "You DO know he's gay. Notice his homoerotic pornography collection."

3. "Man, these seats are gay. I can't even see what's going on!"
by anonymous January 02, 2004
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GD
Gangsta Disciples. Part of the folk Nation.6 point star.Star of King David.Colors black and blue. Chicago Based.South Side originally. pitchforks up. Tha illest muthafuckas on ya block. Everything to the right. Most money is made from slangin boulders up the blocks of the midwest mostly. Larry hoover, david barksdale. BOSS= Brothers of the strong struggle.
G, i put that on BOSS.
by Wesley Wilson February 07, 2004
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