Borrowed from Ancient Greek κάμῑνος (kámīnos).



camīnus m (genitive camīnī); second declension

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


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative camīnus camīnī
Genitive camīnī camīnōrum
Dative camīnō camīnīs
Accusative camīnum camīnōs
Ablative camīnō camīnīs
Vocative camīne camīnī

Derived termsEdit


See alsoEdit


  • 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
  • caminus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • caminus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, 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