EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SYLVAN
But now the scene is changed: Peace crowns the sylvan shade.
Yet without this self-knowledge there may be a sylvan strength and integrity in that which he is.
Dearer than all these to me,” he says about our other valleys, “is sylvan Tweed.
The palms surpass in number and variety all their sylvan brethren.
At least not new and not unaccustomed, but new and unaccustomed there, in this sylvan retreat.
But now the scene is changed: peace crowns the sylvan shade.
Often, on a hot day, have I resorted to this sylvan retreat.
It was in that sylvan retreat by the flowing river we nearly met our Waterloo.
Beyond the last cabin they entered a sylvan world all their own.
He lived more intensely than any other member of the sylvan household.
"of the woods," 1570s; earlier as a noun (1560s), "deity of the woods," from Middle French sylvain, from Latin silvanus "pertaining to wood or forest" (originally only in silvanae "goddesses of the woods"), from silva "wood, forest, grove," of unknown origin. Silvanus was used by the Romans as the proper name of a god of woods and fields, identified with Pan. Spelling with -y- influenced by Greek hyle "forest," from which the Latin word was supposed to derive.