fornax

See also: Fornax

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • furnāx

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fornāx f (genitive fornācis); third declension

  1. A furnace, oven, kiln.
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.263
      [] aestuat ut clausis rapidus fornacibus ignis
      [] as the rapacious fire blazes in a sealed furnace
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 8.420
      striduntque cauernis / stricturae Chalybum et fornacibus ignis anhelat
      Chalybian ores hiss in the caverns, and from the furnace mouths puff the hot-panting fires

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fornāx fornācēs
genitive fornācis fornācum
dative fornācī fornācibus
accusative fornācem fornācēs
ablative fornāce fornācibus
vocative fornāx fornācēs

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • fornācālis
  • fornācārius
  • fornācātor
  • fornāceus
  • fornācula

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Old French: fornais
  • Sicilian: furneddu
  • Spanish: hornacho
  • Welsh: ffwrnais
Last modified on 26 January 2014, at 22:51