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Borrowed from Ancient Greek κάμῑνος (kámīnos).



camīnus m (genitive camīnī); second declension

  1. furnace, forge
  2. (poetic) Vulcan's forge
  3. (figuratively) fire


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative camīnus camīnī
genitive camīnī camīnōrum
dative camīnō camīnīs
accusative camīnum camīnōs
ablative camīnō camīnīs
vocative camīne camīnī

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  • caminus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • caminus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “caminus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • caminus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • caminus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • caminus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • camínus” in Leo F. Stelten, editor (1995) Dictionary of ecclesiastical Latin: with an appendix of Latin expressions defined and clarified, Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, page 34